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WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

FROM WHAT I READ IN THE SOCIAL PAGES OF NEWSPAPERS WE MUST LIVE IN A WORLD FULL OF GOOD SPIRITED, EVER SMILING, GENEROUS PEOPLE. THEY HAVE WONDERFUL DISPOSITIONS, AMAZING SENSES OF HUMOR, AND ARE PATIENT AND KIND.

IT MUST BE SO, BECAUSE EVERY WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT SAYS THE SAMEGLOWING THING ABOUT EACH INTENDED SPOUSE-TO-BE. THOSE WONDERFULATTRIBUTES IN A PERSON ARE WHAT THE WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS WOULDHAVE US BELIEVE. BUT THEY SPEAK OF PEOPLE WHO, AFTER THE WEDDING,WILL JOIN THE GENERAL POPULATION AND BE ORDINARY PEOPLE LIKE THE ONES AROUND US THAT WE SEE, SPEAK TO AND WORK WITH EVERY DAY.

 

I LEARNED IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, “DON’T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU READBECAUSE THERE’S A ‘LIE’ IN BELIEVE,” SO I MUST QUESTION THE ARTICLES.

 

WOULD YOU EVER KNOW ABOUT A CHARACTER FLAW OR TRUE PERSONALITY TRAIT FROM THE STORIES IN NEWSPAPERS’ WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS EVERY SUNDAY?

 

IN THE NEW YORK TIMES’ SECTION CALLED, “VOWS” THE WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS SEEM TO BE WRITTEN IN A FLUTTERY, EXCITED AND ENTHUSIASTIC VOICE. A TYPICAL TALE OF INTRODUCTION TO A COUPLE’S FIRST MEETING MAY TYPICALLY READ:

 

“WE SPOKE FOR HOURS ON OUR FIRST DATE AND DISCOVERED THAT WE HADSO MANY INTERESTS IN COMMON. IT WAS AMAZING; I NEVER MET SOMEBODY  FUNNY AND CHARMING; HE KEPT ME ENTHRALLED. I FELT AN INSTANT CONNECTION BETWEEN US.”

I LONG TO READ AN ANNOUNCEMENT THAT PROCLAIMS THE FUTURE SPOUSE INA TRUE AND PERHAPS MORE REALISTIC WAY. WHEN WOULD THESE IMPRESSIONS CHANGE?

 

IS LOVE TRULY BLIND, OR IS THE FUTURE COUPLE DESPERATE ENOUGH NOT TOSEE THE REAL CHARACTER DEFICITS IN THEIR RESPECTIVE BELOVEDS?

I REMEMBER AN EXPERIENCE I HAD AT MY OWN WEDDING. I OVERHEARD TWO EMBITTERED PHOTOGRAPHERS SPEAKING TO EACH OTHER, UNAWARE THAT ICOULD HEAR THEM, OR THAT I EVEN EXISTED.

“THESE WEDDINGS ARE PIE INTHE SKY EVENTS,” SAID THE FIRST MAN.

“DON’T YOU KNOW IT? IT’S ALL STARS IN YOUR EYES FAIRY TALE TIME FOR A WHILE, AND THEN REALITY STRIKES ANDIT’S “DON’T FORGET TO TAKE OUT THE GARBAGE,” COMPLAINED THE SECOND.

A NEW COLUMN IS BEING PLANNED BY THE NEW YORK TIMES THAT WILL APPEAR AFTER THE “VOWS” SECTION. IT ASKS FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE INTERESTED IN BEING INTERVIEWED BY THE NEWSPAPER FOR A COLUMN WHICH WILL BE CALLED “UNHITCHED.”

 

PERHAPS REALITY IS OVER-RATED, OR PERHAPS SOME OF US HAVE STARS INOUR EYES. BUT TRUTH IN LIFE’S IMPORTANT MOMENTS IS NOT ALWAYS WHAT WE’RE TOLD, WHAT WE EXPECT OR WHAT WE WISH THEY WOULD BE.

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