Just the House met today. Someone brought three young people over to me from the page program that wanted to chat. One was a supporter of a gay-straight alliance group at her high school that was having to fight in court for equal treatment from the school. I thanked her for doing such important work, that supporting such an organization might be saving the lives of despondent gay teens that might otherwise have nowhere else to turn for support. They explained that they were pages for the week and this was their second day on the job. Then they had their picture taken with me and had to run when the bell sounded for the start of the session. Wow, what nice kids.
Many expressions of support today from passersby. Some were rather lavish. It's a little embarrassing but I like it.