Friday, April 29, 2011

It is okay to relish in the Royal Wedding / Romance

I didn't think I'd be so wrapped up in it.  The royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton has been in the works for months, and I was kind of getting tired of it instead of building anticipation.  That changed however, the beginning of this week, when all of the media outlets headed to England.

So, like many others, I found myself setting my clock to rise early enough to see Kate being picked up from the hotel.  With family asleep, I snuggled up on my couch with a fresh cup of coffee to watch ALL of it. 

I know there are terrible things going on in the world. I know there is important work to be done in all aspects of our lives.  I also know we all deserve a chance to be inspired, to be touched by a real life fairy tale coming together in our midst.

Today we got to see a Prince, who really loves his princess. And he was in uniform, and she was dazzlingly lovely, and there were red carpets and carriages and balconies and kisses.  The readings were touching. The music was spirtiual and uplifting.  The pure passion and enormity of unity among thousands at this one event was energizing.  It was a feast for the eyes, ears and hearts.

And for those of us who remember and appreciated Diana...well, we thought of her today too.  For those of us who are parents, I think we felt her absence even more, wishing she could see her boys up there so grown, sharing a private laugh as they waited for the bride to make the long walk up the aisle.

Today was a day to celebrate romance, to believe in love, to rejoice with people all over the globe who, if even for just one day, let themselves believe in fairytales.