The Most Amazing Marriage Proposal Ever
Really, this is not only sweet and moving (and yes, I laughed…I cried…) it’s also entirely unfair. For those poor saps not yet married, there’s simply no way they’ll ever top this.
For those of us already married, we must hang our heads in shame. It’s not just the creativity of the proposal, either—for me, the wonderful thing about this video is seeing all the friends and family who helped out.
Marriage isn’t just between two people, after all. It’s a social contract that is as much about family and community as it is about love; or rather, it’s about a broader kind of love than merely romance. The terrible thing about divorce is often not merely the end of a marriage, but the awkward and devastating impact of that separation on children, extended family, friends, and so forth.
I don’t want to preach politics here, but I do want to note that this is why I consider myself pro-family, and why I think it would be good if more people were given the right to marry rather than fewer. (It’s also why I tend to support pro-family politics such as better safety-nets, paid maternity—and paternity—leave, and education spending.)
Marriage should bring communities and families closer together, even if that isn’t always easy. Perhaps widening the scope of who is allowed to marry in this society would help heal some deep and persistent wounds.
In any case, this is fantastic. What a joy to watch.