Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Things I Love Today: California

The whole city is abuzz with weddings right now. It feels like something out of a musical about a royal marriage; all the townspeople are gossiping and preparing for the big events. I wouldn't be surprised to see some pigeons fly by with a swath of tulle in their beaks.

Cakes are being baked, invitations are being mailed, flowers are being arranged. Even the weather cleared up and jumped 15 degrees for the day. My dental hygienist today couldn't stop talking about all the weddings he's going to in the next few weeks. You can't watch the evening news without tearing up as these excited couples say their vows after 10, 20, 50 years together. It's a really special time.

This isn't a political blog, but it is one about San Francisco and about weddings. I just thought I'd share a first hand report of the joy that has swept the city. Go marriage!

7 comments:

Kate said...

I think it's so great! Thanks for sharing. I actually started crying when I read the story about the two sweet old ladies who got married after being together for 50 years. So cute! I want to send them a wedding gift.

Krissy said...

this post totally made me smile! that's so great for everyone involved :)

Meg said...

If you took that picture yourself, you must have been standing next to me. We were there when those two gents walked down the steps, and we were cheering and crying. The world really is changing, and I'm glad we are here to see it.

Sara said...

i love it! how exciting to be there while it is all happening.
and the married after 50 years? what a wonderful story.

Anonymous said...

It's so wonderful, I'm bursting! I'm just so happy for everyone right now.

Anonymous said...

It is such a wonderful time to be in San Francisco. I am engaged as well right now and I feel so proud that in all likelihood, I'll get married at a time in California when everyone was able to commit to the person they love.

Petunia Face said...

As another SF blogger I couldn't agree more! Congratulations LOVE!