Behold! The lovelier blue of heaven is gathered in my friend's eye, and from his unclouded brow beams highborn fidelity.
More brightly it is written there then in gold upon our door;
Where good men love one another, joy dwells ever and every more!
Friedrich Holderlin - Hymn to Serenity
(This quote was read to me when Gregory and I celebrated our Civil Union in Vermont many years ago.)