The most recent post focused on why you should read short stories (if you’re the type of person who needs convincing). One of the listed merits of these stories was the fact that they are, indeed, short. If you’re looking for something to read during lunch, a short story doesn’t involve a novel’s level of commitment.
But what if you’re in the mood to read something even shorter? It’s a totally fair request; after all, it is Friday. Look no further.
- Read “A Book Buyer’s Lament,” from The New Yorker, if you’re the type of person who keeps buying books even though you have a whole shelf of unread books at home. The struggle is real.
- If you’re shameless about adding more and more books to your to-read list, check out BookRiot’s list of lists. There’s something for everyone.
- If you’re a nerd but aren’t in the mood to read, check this out.
And finally, this one isn’t a quick read, but it is the most important thing you’ll read today.
And if you don’t make it to the last paragraph, here it is:
No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right. The judgment of the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is reversed.
It is so ordered.
Justice Kennedy, you’re a downright poet.