Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Unity

I've gone to several weddings lately and going to weddings always makes you think about weddings (crazy how that works, huh?). Plus I've been catching up on Bridezillas on Netflix, which is (as always) freaking amazing. One thing I've been thinking about it the unity candle. These days there are a lot of alternatives to the traditional unity candle. There's sand, pebbles, water, trees, and all sorts of other stuff! If you don't believe me, just do a little Google or Pinterest search; it's a little out of control.

I've never been a big fan of the unity candle (or whatever) ceremony. First of all, it's a wedding which is a fairly big symbol of unity in and of itself. Secondly, they usually have the mothers of the bride and groom light the candles that the bride and groom use to light their unity candle which to me symbolize the love of their [the parents'] marriages being put into the new marriage. I could be wrong on that, but that's what it has always looked like to me, and my parents are divorced so it seems like a strange thing for me to have my parents do.

The thing with sand or whatever is that I don't want to hang on to a vase full of sand for 50 years. That's just one more thing that I have to dust. Plus, what if I break it? That seems like bad luck. What if I want to get rid of it? Does that mean I'm going to get divorced or something? I'd just rather not do it.

But, just when I thought all hope was lost--my friend Corrine came up with a brilliant unity plan that I can really get behind. You're going to love it: unity chocolate. You love it already, I can tell. Now, you could go a lot of ways with this but here's what I'm thinking. So you've got some sort of melted chocolate down at the end of the aisle. Maybe you have the mothers of the bride and groom turn on some sort of fondue pots or whatever to melt said chocolate, I don't care. So you both pour the melted chocolate into a mold or something and then you get to eat it. And if you're anything like me, once you eat something delicious it's not going anywhere. It shall remain on whatever part of your body holds onto delicious calories and fat.

Now that's some unity I can get behind. Candy unity.

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