I love you. Even though I don't know who you are and even though we don't know what each others' faces look like. We may have even met on the street and never knew it. I love you whether you are black or white. I love you regardless of whether you are a man or a woman. I love you even if you have crooked teeth, bad skin, and chronic halitosis. If you wear a size 0 or a size 20. I love you because we are both people and we both live the same basic human experience. We laugh, we cry, we are who we are and we will eventually leave this world. Life is too short for hate and violence. I love you because I have endless hope in the good people are capable of and their sometimes staggering capacity for kindness and forgiveness, their ability to heal and to help others. Know that you will always be loved.