This Has Officially Gotten Out of Hand

September 26, 2006 psipsina

I woke up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, and I couldn’t get back to sleep.

As I lay there, I realized that the song going through my head was the Wedding March.

At least it was the delightful Mendelssohn one – BA DA DE-DA-DA-DA DA-DA-DUM DA-DA-DUM DA-DA-DUM – and not the horrible Wagner one, which always makes me think simultaneously of women in Viking Helmets and my sister singing “Here comes the Bride/Big, fat, and wide …”

FWIW, Wagner is banned from our wedding.  Anyone who was in my St. John’s senior seminar will know why.  Truthfully, I’m not familiar with Lohengrin, but judging by Tristan and Isolde, the guy made a name for himself by writing operas about lovers doomed by their own infidelity – not exactly the ideal we’re trying to live up to, is it?  Plus, I can’t STAND the Wagner march on aesthetic grounds (it’s ponderous and heavy), AND he was a notorious anti-Semite, and we want our Jewish friends to feel comfortable at our ceremony.  Any traditionalists who object to the banning of Wagner are free to listen to the Wagner wedding march on their own time, even at their own wedding.

Only 11 days to go, and only 1 week until the first wedding guest arrives in town.


Entry Filed under: insomnia, mendelssohn, wagner, wedding, wedding march

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