For No Good Reason

"One of the most difficult things to say to another person is, I hope that you will love me for no good reason.

But it is what we all want and rarely dare to say to one another – to our children, to our parents and mates, to our friends, and to strangers.

Especially to strangers, who have neither good nor bad reasons to love us.

And it’s why we tell each other stories that we pray will be transformed in the telling...made believable and about us all, no matter who we are to one another and who we are not."

~ Russell Banks, from The Angel on the Roof