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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Joan Didion’s “Marrying Absurd"

Joan Didion's essay regarding the “quick” wedding in Las Vegas, Nevada tells us about the thriving business in administering instant marriages in that part of the world. Around the globe, couples get married every second, and each couple has undergone the legal processes in obtaining marriage requirements, aside from complying with the required minimum age/s to get married, but not in Las Vegas.

We are living in the generation of “instant” things- instant noodles, microwave food packed conveniently, cake mixes, etc.- because time is truly gold and it seems that we are always in a hurry, to keep up with the daily demands of life.

People who prefer the instant wedding in Las Vegas don’t want to undergo the tedious tasks prior to getting married and I respect their decision, though I can’t help but wonder why; since marriage comes only once in our lives, why not make it a very memorable, well-prepared one by following the steps, attending seminars, etc. But of course, it is the decision of a marrying couple. --ARV

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