Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Quote on Marriage

With regards to marriage, Frida is my favorite movie because of this single quote by Tina Modotti.

"I don't believe in marriage. No, I really don't. Let me be clear about that. I think at worst it's a hostile political act, a way for small-minded men to keep women in the house and out of the way, wrapped up in the guise of tradition and conservative religious nonsense. At best, it's a happy delusion - these two people who truly love each other and have no idea how truly miserable they're about to make each other. But, but, when two people know that, and they decide with eyes wide open to face each other and get married anyway, then I don't think it's conservative or delusional. I think it's radical and courageous and very romantic. To Diego and Frida!"

I was inspired to think about marriage and the past few days because of my friends' thoughts about their own marriages and relationships. It has also come to the general public's attention, the affairs of some very famous people's lives. This morning I read a very moving post too at Frances' blog. A friend mentioned that Mercury must be in retrograde because a lot have been having rocky relationships -- thank heavens I'm not one of them. I am not on the 'grass is greener on the other side' mode and have chosen LOVE right here, right now. All is good!

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