I'd like to interrupt our regularly scheduled posts for a quick word about the Royal wedding. I'm not usually into hype, but I found myself fascinated by the Royal wedding this week. I remember watching the wedding of Princess Diana and Prince Charles from the Delta Zeta house (in the same chair I was in when John Lennon was killed). My sorority sisters and I were in awe of the genuine innocence of Diana. We all cried. We hoped to meet a prince. I never did, but I've kissed many frogs.
Last night I was caught up. What will Kate wear? How will she wear her hair? What amazing pagentry, how on Earth do you plan such an event? It's not often I want to sit in front of the TV. Since I have no TV, I watched it on the Internet. Back when Diana and Charles were married, I never could have imagined the miracle of the Internet. I heard a statistic last night - please forgive me that it is not accurate but only an approximation - you'll get the idea. Some 81 million viewers tuned in to see Diana and Charles married. Today between TV and Internet, about 3 billion tuned in. Astonishing.
Why are so many people interested in this? In a word, it's love. We need more of it. I find myself excited about the prospect of progressive Royals. Kate will gracefully wield power I can only imagine. I do, however, know how I would use that power. I'd ask the world's people to once and for all lay down their arms. William and Kate, I wish you much love and happiness. I look forward to watching you change the world.