Sunday, May 21, 2006
Okay, this is gonna sound stupid:
I read the New York Times' vows column. Also known as their "weddings and celebrations" feature. I like the lovey-dovey romance stories and reading about how people met. I like the 5 minute videos, where a couple tells their story.
But what I can't stand, absolutely cannot stand, is when I think a couple is mismatched. Like, beautiful girl with ugly boy. Nope - I don't like it. Or M.D. marries sanitation worker. It happens. Or Sheila Bernstein marries Luke O'Hara. Diane Weiss - interfaith rabbi - officiates. That is the absolute worst!
A Jew marrying a non-Jew is wrong, and I don't mind feeling disgusted over it. But I do feel bad when I get irked over a mismatch in looks or social strata.
I can be so shallow.