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Reflections on Chelsea’s wedding day…

AP Photo/Genevieve de Manio Photography,Barbara Kinney (Barbara Kinney / Genevieve De Manio Photography)
AP Photo/Genevieve de Manio Photography,Barbara Kinney (Barbara Kinney / Genevieve De Manio Photography)

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You would have to have been deaf, dumb and blind to have missed the run-up hoopla created by the nuptials of Marc Mezvinsky and Chelsea Clinton yesterday. It seems to have consumed the news media, not to mention the general populace. Several news media announcers even went so far as to call this “the royal wedding”, which it is not, but I wouldn't be surprised if listeners were any less-taken by the marriage for it.

My first and only thought upon looking at this post-marriage-vows photograph was what a beautiful bride Chelsea makes, and then, in afterthought, given the turmoil Chelsea's parents endured because of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, I was utterly amazed how Bill and Hillary's marriage has endured despite all the accusations and counter-accusations from that time. They are still residing together ostensibly as man and wife, and have portrayed their roles of proud parents with dignity and grace, and that is all anyone need to ask of them.

Then, in my quiet moments in the aftermath, I wondered in an absent-minded sort of way, whether in a few years we will see a divorce between Mezvinsky and Clinton. I do not think so, and furthermore, I don't think it would be my business if they did. Two young people from differing cultures (Chelsea is a Methodist and Mezvinsky Jewish) have begun their lives together as man and wife, and despite all the attempts by thousands to be invited to the “A List” of dignitaries invited to the nuptials, they managed to carry it off with some degree of aplomb.

It did take quite a few million dollars to get the marriage in the bag, but given the family's desire to prevent this marriage from turning into a mass media frenzy with paparazzi, I would have expected that. All I can do is wish the newlyweds long and lustrous lives together, and all the joy that life has to offer.


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