A Taiwanese Tale: I Can Always Just Marry…Myself?


“Marry me?”

It’s the old romantic question every girl longs to be asked. But I think there’s been a bit of a misunderstanding. This lady is giving it a whole new meaning:

A Taiwanese woman left uninspired by the standard of men on offer in her city will finally tie the knot – with herself, Shanghai Daily reported early Saturday. Chen Wei-yih has bought a flowing white bridal grown, planned a lavish reception and even hired a wedding photographer to mark her unusual matrimony, which takes place next month. …

“I’m not anti-marriage. I just hope that I can express a different idea within the bounds of a tradition.” [source, h/t to AmericanPapist]

And why not?

After all, so many people now live in a world where the only kind of love they know they can depend on for an entire lifetime is love of self. We just love ourselves sooooo much. What a beautiful sentiment, for her to give her entire being to herself, to have and to hold, to love and to serve, as long as you – and yourself – shall live.

This is what happens when marriage morphs into…whatever you want it to be. It becomes a meaningless word – just as any other word would be if we insisted on continually changing its definition to be inclusive of its every distortion.


1 Comment »

  1. Lisa-2533 October 29, 2010 Reply

    This is ridiculous! Just plays into the whole ‘fairytale’ mentality of society. Can’t find a guy to marry? I will still have a wedding, white dress and all. Sad!

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