Monday, May 2, 2011

Let's Rewind A Bit - Wedding Thoughts

I want to move on from that last post.

The Royal Wedding! This was one of those times I wish we could have TV only when we want it. I would have loved to have watched the coverage of the wedding. I listened to the BBC on radio and scanned newspapers and the Internet for coverage. I think this couple is so adorable - he is SO taken with her, it's sweet! That's what it looks like to me, anyway. Of course, I loved her dress, it was perfect for her and appropriate for the setting. I love how these two are playful, not stiff and stuffy. I hope they enjoyed their special day (weekend, really) and wish them all the best. This wedding came at a time when we needed a good diversion from the woes of the world.

I can think of many times in my life where I was glued to the TV for coverage of something. It's been 13 years since we've done that. When we find ourselves glued to the radio for coverage (like when we had the tsunami warnings after the Japan earthquake) it's a bit different. When you just have to listen, you can still function. Only one sense is being used. When the TV is on, no one moves. You really are stuck to the screen. I think I prefer the radio.

Of course, last night we were glued to the radio listening to coverage of a different topic. Everyone just stopped what they were doing and we all stared at each other in disbelief. Well, Carmen was clueless which is good. But Alec knew what was going on. We also have talked about how we do not celebrate the death of anyone, which I think is important, but how the consequences of someone's actions can lead to death. Geez, it's been a busy weekend!


jugglingpaynes said...

I'm glad you enjoyed some of the wedding coverage. Considering how much there was, it was hard to miss!

I felt like you regarding OBL. Relief, not really in a celebratory mood. It is good to have this chapter close, but I know that as long as there is hate in the world, leaders will rise up to organize and cause fear. We must fight this with good works and love, not vengence.

"I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that" -- Martin Luther King, Jr

Peace and Laughter,

Paula Vince said...

It's been an eventful week in a very eventful year, that's for sure. We're only just into May and I wonder what else 2011 has in store for us.
You can watch the royal wedding on your computer. I just did that last night, because I wasn't around on Friday to watch it live. It was great, and I couldn't help feeling touched, thinking how proud Diana would have been of her two boys.

Stacy @ Delighting in the Days said...

It has been a full week, hasn't it?

I haven't watched the wedding yet, but am thinking about looking for a video. There must be clips of it somewhere.

It's nice to enjoy something sweet and fun like that!

Cate said...

I think that nearly everyone in NZ watched the wedding - including my family.....although the menfolk got a bit bored or feel asleep....

make sure that you listen to the choir - the music was stunning!