(Side note #1: It might be good for me to clarify here - this was a news story
Right, so. Australian astrologer. Wedding ready to go, just add the as-yet-unmet love of her life. This woman is optimistic about several things - well, two, in particular. One, she feels confident based on her astrological calculations that she will meet her predestined match in September or October. Two, she expects that he will not find her to be a raving lunatic.
|A second topper is still|
expected on this cake.
(photo from bing.net)
Yes, darling. That's what most dudes I know would probably think. A tiny bit insane. Like the Jersey Shore cast is a tiny bit trashy or American politics are a tiny bit polarizing.
(Side note #2: Which do we think came first, the middle name or the vocation?)
Make no mistake: I'm chuckling, because that's what you do when you read a story like this, but I am also cheering for her. I want this to happen. First of all, everyone loves a happy ending. And in this case, if the predicted happy ending plays out perfectly, not only will this story go from laughable to legendary, but also the end result will mean that she is awesome at her job. I bet she'll even get a movie deal. And horoscopes will make a HUGE comeback.
On the other hand... what happens if she finds herself single come September, and still searching in October, and the months roll on and she remains loveless, ultimately standing alone in her prepaid venue next spring? She won't just be facing loneliness, she'll also have to re-think her career. And she'll be stuck paying off some really bitter bills.
I found myself wondering when and if she might give up. If she hasn't met Mr. Right by October, can she return the dress? If she's still flying solo come New Year, can she get her deposit back from the venue? Will the kindhearted caterer be willing to cancel?
(Side note #3: Anyone who wouldn't refund her money immediately becomes the heartless villain in the story. Also, what do you suppose these vendors were all thinking when she made these arrangements in the first place?)
And then I realized something. Many women - and men, too, I'm sure - spend a lot of time thinking about and planning out their nuptials for years before they know who they should be picturing waiting for them at the end of the aisle. I mean, other than actually spending some cash and setting a hard and fast date, she's really not that different from millions of us single gals out there. In her interview, she sounds intelligent, kind, and not unlike a lot of people I've known. She believes in The One, and that the universe will bring her that person. She is holding on to hope. Wanting to believe in fate or the stars or destiny.
But yeah... a tiny bit insane.
And hopefully, able to seek other joy if this whole plan-the-wedding-before-there's-a-groom thing doesn't work out.
What do you think?