“As I listened, I reminded myself again how deeply I loved you. Not only because I believe you value me, but also because I believe we both have arrived, finally, at what love is. When you want and pray for someone to be all God created them to be, despite any personal sacrifice it might entail, that is love. Love is overcoming. Love is passion clothed in infinite patience.” Ossie and Ruby at their 50th anniversary party in NY 1998.