Love seems the swiftest but it is the slowest of all growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century. ~ Mark Twain
Depending upon what part of the world you live in, whether you are male or female, whether you are a republican or a royalist, or whether you just love weddings, today is the day to indulge in wishing the Royals a happy wedding day, peace and happiness for the rest of their lives.
After hearing or watching bad news, floods, tornadoes, skirmishes amongst neighbouring countries which appear to be a re-enactment over centuries, it is refreshing to have one day of good news; we can ignore the bad news, though it will always remain in the background ready to force itself to the forefront.
I listen to the radio and wonder why some are keener to make fun of this wedding. Do they not realise they are degrading the institution of marriage? Is marriage not the cement that binds families? It does seem to me that making a joke of marriage [putting football first] is almost a national pastime. No wedding should be the butt of senseless jokes. All couples entering matrimony make promises that they have every intention of keeping, and if marriage once more became a 'special occasion', a time for celebration, perhaps more marriages might make it past the first seven years.
I send all good wishes to William and Kate ... may their lives be blessed in their marriage, and may those who scorn royalty and marriage lose their tongues whenever they attempt to make unkind comments.