Friday, April 29, 2011

Yes, I am a Hopeless Romantic: The Royal Wedding

Yes, I did wake up at 4 AM to watch the Royal Wedding. I loved the news about Chelsea Clinton's wedding and Jenna Bush's wedding, too. (I have no patience for the jealous and the meanies on any continent.) I love weddings. Call me a hopeless romantic if you will, I don’t care. It doesn’t matter who you are and where you live, but weddings, when love is involved, are pure joy. The expectation of a life time filled with wonderful hopes and dreams encased in the aura of expectant possibilities. A young couple’s commitment and honor brings them to this place where they vow to each other an eternal bond. Ok yes, it doesn’t always work out that way, but most of the time it does and there is nothing wrong with wanting that grand-eternal-love. I think it’s human nature to seek happiness and human nature to revel in the possibilities of joy. Weddings speak of the continuity of life and the fulfillment of the future. It is part of the circle of life and the promise that the world is eternal.

What is the point of caring about the private lives of strangers? I just don't know, but I can tell you that I have had a huge smile on my face all morning. Truly you really are allowed to forget your troubles and turn away bad news for a small amount of time once in awhile. Perhaps my desire to watch the royal wedding is because even after almost 29 years of marriage I remember my own hopes on my wedding day. It brings back my own nuptial feelings of joy,  reminding me once again why I married my college sweetheart.

Perhaps it is because of everything we have been through over the past 2 decades with the boys and the knowledge of the challenges to come, that leads me to embrace the private hopes of strangers. I'm not really sure. What I have learned over all these years is that some moments can be very fleeting and that you should grab a hold of every moment of joy and happiness that you can. My wish for the newlyweds- I do hope that life is kinder and easier for the children of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge then life has been to mine.

Until next time,