Love is Love in A Discovery of Witches
I’m rereading A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness this week. It is an enthralling story with memorable characters. Last night I was reading about a heated discussion among several of the characters, when the following quote jumped off the page. It is an impassioned defense of Love is Love. Granted, Diana is talking about vampires and witches and daemons and humans, but it rings no less true for humans of all races, creeds and sexual orientations.
“‘If we are at war, we’re not fighting for a bewitched alchemical manuscript, or for my safety, or for our right to marry and have children. This is about the future of all of us.’ I saw that future for just a moment, its bright potential spooling away in a thousand different directions. ‘If our children don’t take the next evolutionary steps, it will be someone else’s children. And whiskey isn’t going to make it possible for me to close my eyes and forget that. No one else will go through this kind of hell because they love someone they’re not supposed to love. I won’t allow it.’”
A Discovery of Witches, Diana, pp. 483-484 (in Kindle app)
Diana, the lioness!