If you’ve been keeping up with my blog, you know the past couple of weeks have been pretty bananas in the Park household. First my cousin passed away, then we found out about Baby Smee, then two of our best friends, Sally and Jack, got married. A whole bunch of emotions swirling around in one girl makes for a pretty crazy time.
A picture of Jack and Sally during their first dance. They looked so adorkably happy!
Anyway, going back to the thing I haven’t really mentioned yet on the blog, Jack and Sally got married and it was awesome*. We’ve known them for years and it was great to see two people who obviously love each other commit to a life together. This then got me thinking about marriage, especially with all the hullabaloo going on in the States about gay marriage*.
I do not now, nor will I ever understand how some people are so threatened by the idea of letting two people be happy together. In life, you can only make decisions for yourself. The decisions of others, especially when it comes to their personal lives, do not effect you or nullify your own life. It doesn’t take away from or diminish what you have; if anything, it adds to the level of universal happiness which is good for everyone. So why be so adamently against it? Our wedding was attended by gay, lesbian and transgendered friends of ours** and I felt really happy and proud to be a Canadian knowing, as I said my vows to my awesome husband, that all of the people we love are afforded the same ability in the country in which we live.
Which brings me, in a roundabout way, to Grover from Sesame Street. As most of you probably know, Sesame Street celebrated its 40th anniversary this week, so many clips have been posted of the show across the web. However, my favourite showed up in my Google reader this morning and I wanted to share it.
It is a piece featuring Grover and a little boy talking about being married and what makes a marriage. They talk about hugging and kissing, but they also talk about being friends and helping each other which is really important. But I think one of my favourite things about it is that at no point do they say a married couple has to be a man and a woman. Pretty progressive if you ask me!
Anyway, watch the clip and let it put a smile on your face, and for all the naysayers out there, get with the program and let people be with who they want to be with already! You don’t want to let a four-year-old and a puppet be smarter than you, do you?
* You can read more about the wedding at Sally’s blog here.
**Two of whom had an adorable baby this summer! Hooray!