Royal Weddings, Westminster Abbey & Dead People
Seeing Keith for the first time in several weeks caused me to want to do far less sightseeing and spend more time looking at him rather than Big Ben. But we did manage to do a little sightseeing during our four days together in Great Britain.
One of our first stops as Westminster Abbey, where the nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton -watched by more than 2 billion people worldwide- took place.
Unfortunately, the 11th century venue where these two lovebirds were married, and people from every corner of the world looked on with envy, struck me more as a cemetery than a place where a new life together would begin.
Literally, everywhere I turned when visiting this church, there were headstones, tombstones, grave sites and cremated ashes everywhere. Visiting this great monument, I was expecting romanticism, walls that spoke of love and an altar that had seen nearly some of the most extravagant royal weddings and coronations in British history.
Instead I was stepping on graves of some of the most distinguished men and women in the country’s history. Sir Isaac Newton, fancy seeing you here. Charles Dickens, love your books, so nice to meet you. Queen Mary I, Queen Mary Queen of Scots, Queen Mary II, Queen Elizabeth I, and Queen Anne, thank you for being trailblazers. Charles Darwin, this is certainly the last place I expected for you to be.
I could go from corner to corner of this place and continue saying hello and thank you to all the people I read about in my 9th grade in European history. Although I was surprised, and found the church to be a bit creepy, I was reminded of one thing: Money doesn’t bring happiness. Power doesn’t bring happiness. An awesome venue and amazing dress with a 25’ train doesn’t bring happiness. It begins with a choice prior to marriage and continues by making that choice every single day.
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