posted on Mar, 12 2014 @ 05:53 AM
So I was looking around at some engagement articles, mostly on kinds of rings, traditions, etc. And I was struck with a curiosity, what happens if
your bride to be loses her ring before you get married? Do you buy two identical settings and switch out a cubic zirconia for everyday wear and not
tell her? (knowing she's lost another ring in the past), is it a bad omen? Do you have shell out for another down payment on a house simply to replace
it? etc, etc.
And then I came on a blog.
About a girl losing a ring.
And it made me feel sorry for her husband...
I barely made it through the whole article but around halfway down certain lines just popped out at me.
I lost my engagement ring. I mean, really lost it. I haven’t seen it in a month, maybe more.
And I’m probably not supposed to say this, but I don’t miss it.
And while I’m talking about my ring, I should say that I’m defensive only because people keep writing these pieces about how stupid it is to have
a diamond engagement ring. How wasteful and bad and selfish and outmoded and generally super duper hugely lame.
And also, you’re a bad feminist if you have one.
I don’t wear it much anymore. I mean, I wasn’t wearing it much before I lost it. Now I have a wedding band, and that says what I want the second
finger of my left hand to say, and the diamond feels excessive. The diamond feels like a special occasion, the wedding band feels pleasantly
But all the same, I get annoyed and huffy when someone talks about how ridiculous diamond rings are. How we should all be past this. How it’s
sexist. It’s uncool. It’s a cliché. It’s too expensive to be justified.
I should never have gotten a diamond ring or had a big white wedding. Maybe I shouldn’t even have gotten married, actually. Especially not so
Back and forth back and forth... Dear lord.
"I don't wanna conform, but when I conform it feels good, but I shouldn't feel good, blah blah blah"
edit on 12-3-2014 by boncho because: (no reason given)