Friday, April 29, 2011

Sometimes Just Because...



Within the chaotic din of poverty and anger and tragedy and hate that can wash over us daily, we need reasons to celebrate beauty, love, and hope.

I would rather pay for a wedding than a war.


6 comments:

Rachel said...

True. And I wish both Will and Kate the very best.

However, to me (and this is a personal opinion) the Royal Family are a symbol of all the inequality and elitism in my country (the very fact that Kate is referred to as a "commoner" shows how far we have yet to come when it comes to equality!!!) and that, I'm afraid, I cannot celebrate.

I am celebrating the fact that my whole town is completely dead due to everyone else watching the wedding and I can get some peace and quiet :)

Lori-Lyn said...

Amen.

Christine Claire Reed said...

Funny thing, Rachel? MY country, founded, of course, on the most massive blood shed/murder EVER, has even more elitism and inequality -- without the royalty to point to.

SIGH...

Oh, right, OUR royalty is just called "corporations" and are still allowed, legally, to rape and pillage, here and anywhere on this planet.

DOUBLE SIGH...

My point is that I think we get a little glassy eyed over the pomp and circumstance because we have nothing like it, and it reminds us of things like civility and manners ... things sorely lacking in our daily lives.

Anonymous said...

I agree on all counts, Christine. And as a local newscaster commented just a few moments ago, with all the dark and awful things going on in the world, it was a lovely escape. I'll also admit, and without shame, that I woke up a bit earlier than usual this morning and watched the whole thing! It was fab! :-)

Rachel said...

You're so right Christine. The same but different.

Funny ol' world...

claire said...

Oh, right, OUR royalty is just called "corporations" and are still allowed, legally, to rape and pillage, here and anywhere on this planet. Right on, Sister!

I will watch my sisters the waves any time over Will & Kate's wedding...

Blessings.