I’m not entirely sure how the link between nihilism and the Royal Wedding has been made – mind you as a Brit it is a different scenario – the wedding was in part about the country celebrating as one, uniting on a day of joy and happiness for our country. Or something like that.
Agreed with Natalie. I spend the other 364 days a year helping people have enough clean drinking water and keeping my eye on horrific world events. I think i can spare a day off to relax and watch something that makes my 4 and 6 yr old girls (princesses in their own rights) smile. I have fond memories of my mom waking me up at 5 am to watch the last royal wedding. Its not so much to gawk at the wedding or the people, but tuning in because the tradition and pageantry are simply aesthetically pleasing, is nothing to be ashamed of. :) And yes, I am quite busy at work, too.
There are not many major events that are skewed towards women’s interests, but the Royal Wedding attracted female audiences big-time. Maybe some find it embarrassing that women are SO interested in family and relationship. Or maybe the embarrassment comes from the use of expensive displays of pagentry to underline the importance of family and relationship. Weddings are immensely important to most women, and probably most men too. Have you ever been to a wedding that did not cause you to remember the day you promised to love someone, and the efforts you have made to nurture those promises?
Isn’t this what holds society together?
I love Michelle’s comment which showed that she used the occasion to take care of her family, passing on values of tradition, pageantry and aesthetics — and the message that love is what sustains us.
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