In last night's post, I shared my frustration with society's insistence on replaying the same themes over and over again--specifically the fact that the "haves" keep finding artificial ways of dividing the rest of us. And that people keep falling for it.
But of course, some things do change. These two kids, if they had been born a few decades earlier, might never have ended up meeting. Not in college, anyway, and not as peers. Even if they did meet, the odds against them getting married would have been pretty strong.
So, sure, we can look at the way our species keeps repeating the same mistakes, and yes, it's frustrating that it's taking civilized society such a long time to master those lessons we supposedly learn in kindergarten.
The good news, of course, is that things *do* change. Yes, as you've probably guessed, those two kids got married when they grew up. But the part that might surprise some people is that most of the time it doesn't even occur to us that we're "nontraditional" in some sense.
It will be 20 years next Wednesday. Can you tell I'm already getting way sentimental about it? ;)
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