We’re going to a wedding tonight. The cynical might view this as another victory of hope over experience, but it’s nice to see young couples making a formal commitment to each other for all to see. Besides, it’s great to see someone you like find that special someone in the world they can annoy the rest of their life.
I confess that having attended several weddings this year, I felt the receptions particularly to be a "bit over the top." I mean, do you really have to have floral arrangements costing more than the GNP of a small country? And does it really to take an army of photographers and a video crew worthy of a rock star event to record the affair for posterity? Especially if the couple and their parents otherwise are forced to live financially modest lives? I realize that a wedding represents an important turning point in the lives of the participants, but shouldn’t the focus be on the time and the life after the ceremony is over? I can’t help but feel that if the effort to produce a "perfect wedding" were channeled into producing " a perfect marriage" all participants would fare better in the long run.
I admit to being old fashioned, and have been accused of being grumpy on occasion. I guess I’ll just have to keep my opinions to myself this evening, and try to be a good guest. After all, just think, if it weren’t for marriage, men would go through life thinking they had no faults at all.