Love is Hope. Didn’t you just know it?
Did you watch the last episode of Fleabag? It was perfect in every detail, every glance, every nuance, every heart-stopping moment.
Here is the vicar’s speech. It is meltingly powerful. Achingly beautiful.
I can see it being part of so many Humanist ceremonies in the future!
“Love is awful. It’s awful. It’s painful. Frightening. It makes you doubt yourself. Judge yourself. Distance yourself from other people in your life. Makes you selfish. Makes you creepy. Makes you obsessed with your hair. Makes you cruel. Makes you say and do things you never thought you would do. It’s all any of us wants and it’s hell when we get there. So no wonder it’s something we don’t want to do on our own…. I was taught if we’re born with love it’s all about finding the right place to put it. That when it feels right, it’s easy. I’m not sure that’s true. It takes strength to know what’s right. And love isn’t something that weak people do. Being a romantic takes a hell of a lot of hope. I think what they mean is when you find somebody that you love, it feels like hope.”