First off, just to get it in, as it will make my more dedicated readers fall off their chairs -- I LOVE the LOVE of country that prevails among all the Russians interviewed. I LOVE the answer given by the four or five gay men to the idiotic question, "Why don't you just come to America?"
Now, the important thing:
I want "in" on that hug... You know there's a good God, vibes of grace, and unfathomable heart in this world when you catch a glimpse of people like this Russian woman quoting "Angel"!
Angel: Well, I guess I kinda worked it out. If there's no great glorious end to all this, if nothing we do matters... , then all that matters is what we do. 'Cause that's all there is. What we do. Now. Today. I fought for so long, for redemption, for a reward, and finally just to beat the other guy, but I never got it.
Kate Lockley: And now you do?
Angel: Not all of it. All I wanna do is help. I wanna help because, I don't think people should suffer as they do. Because, if there's no bigger meaning, then the smallest act of kindness is the greatest thing in the world.
Kate Lockley: Yikes. It sounds like you've had an epiphany.
Angel: I keep saying that, but nobody's listening.