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Monday May 11, 2015
Our #ThreeQuotes feature returns by popular demand this week. Today’s theme: weddings.
We begin with a joke
Hollywood brides keep the bouquets and throw away the grooms.
- Groucho Marx
The more things change the more they stay the same, I suppose. While researching for this article (thanks WikiQuote) I was saddened, though not at all surprised, that cynicism is predominant in current thought about weddings. It’s too bad. Maybe if marriage was taken a little more seriously they’d be seen as the unadulterated beautiful things they are.
Who are you anyway?
Better be a desperate single with many options than a desperate married with no option.
- Amen Muffler
See what I said about cynicism? Amen Muffler sounds more like a Christian auto mechanic shop than the name of anyone I should take seriously anyway. This sentiment may have some truth to it, but becoming “desperate” in a marriage situation is almost always the couple not wanting to work hard enough to make things any better – and not understanding that they’ll always be in love. Real love transcends simply being in love.
Recently, I was in Bernalda, my dad's ancestral home town in Italy. He has just refurbished a palazzo and turned it into a hotel, so we had my sister's wedding there. It was beautiful.
- Roman Coppola
Erik Ritland is a writer and musician from St. Paul, Minnesota. His blog and podcast Rambling On features commentary on music, sports, culture, and more. He was also Lead Staff Writer for Minnesota culture blog Curious North. Support Erik's music via his Patreon account, reach him via email, or find him on Facebook and Twitter.