Friday, April 29, 2011
Gettin' my Wedding Gear On
Before you go and tell me how it is all silly, a waste of money in these economic times, and how they should do away with the monarchy, I'm just gonna tell you how much I love this royal stuff. Give me princes and princesses, glass horse-drawn carriages, and royal protocol any day--I love it. And in these crappy times, why not turn to a little bit of good old-fashioned love to make us smile. (And I do think these two love each other, by the way.) I think it is good to celebrate something nice for a change in this wacky media age of Sheen and Lohan and their drug-induced exploits.
All those years ago, I watched as Diana and Charles walked down the aisle. Okay, so we just sort of knew that one wasn't going to last, but who didn't want them to? I mean, I was Diana's age and, dang, if I didn't dream of true love and finding that special "prince". It was a fairy-tale come to life and it was lovely--every minute detail of it all.
Maybe it was because we were the same age, or that she was just so darn beautiful, but I loved Princess Diana--warts and all. She and I were going through marriage and children around the same time and I couldn't wait to see what she was doing and how those kids were growing up.
I was devastated when Diana died. Seriously, I cried when I got the paper that Sunday morning and read that she was dead. I just kept thinking about those children--they lost their mother. And being that I lost my dad when I was 7, I knew just how wretched that is for a child--and so I cried. I cried for them, I cried for her--that her life was so messed up, and I cried that the fairy tale was over--tragically over.
I woke up early for her wedding, her funeral, and I will, again, wake up early to see her first-born getting married. If girlfriend can't be there for his day, then dammit, I will. And I will enjoy every nuance, every detail, every over-played, overly dramatic minute of that wedding.
As for William and Kate--I wish them love--the love that wasn't truly there the first time around with that first Royal Wedding. Wouldn't that be a fine ending to the story? I think so--I like happy endings too.