Andrew said yes at the state conference, and so did Kate, but Gai, you truely are the one for me. And though the birds are wispering that your heart lies in support, I’d really like to hear it from you. So in the words of Sappho:
“Celestial visitant, once more
Thy needful presence I implore.
In pity come, and ease my grief,
Bring my distempered soul relief,
Favour thy suppliant’s hidden fires,
And give me all my heart desires.
But if this be asking far too much
I don’t suppose it matters such
For equal love would suffice
if you cannot be my wife