“In my own way, my sweet little sparrow, I do love you.  Believe me.  Love is so much more than just uttering those flabby, hollow words themselves, or just a long rainy afternoon spent together getting to know one another on a soft leather couch.  There’s respect, devotion, commitment and a desire to place the other person’s respectability above your own no matter what.  One day I hope that you’ll be able to understand that.  But right now, you’re too young.  And I’m far too old and too tired to explain it very well.”

                                                                       -Winfield Scott Stratton