Wednesday, November 26, 2008

"I no longer recognize marriage"

Tom Ackerman
I no longer recognize marriage. It’s a new thing I’m trying.

Turns out it’s fun.

Yesterday I called a woman’s spouse her boyfriend.

She says, correcting me, “He’s my husband,”
“Oh,” I say, “I no longer recognize marriage.”


Utah Savage said...

How true. I no longer recognize my own face.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to try this out on MathMan. I'm sure he'll be amused!

Wish me luck.

Me: Honey, I'm no longer recognizing our marriage.

Him: Yeah, I saw that. You know, there were times when I truly believed that about you.

Zing. He got me, but good.

Steve Emery said...

This made me laugh and laugh. Not sure why it hit me so hard. Maybe it's because I spent the entire day painting a piece about an elopement, and then I read this. I think if marriage has to have such a limited definition (CA Prop 8), maybe I don't recognize it either. Mind you, I certainly still recognize mine - I'd recognize my marriage anywhere. I think I recognized it in those two beautiful brides that I painted from, actually... Never mind - I DO recognize marriage! It's really plain to me when I see it. I just can't see it in every married couple I know, and I certainly see it in some couples who can't get married.

Mauigirl said...

This is brilliant - went over and read the whole post from the link. It really makes the point.

Non, Je ne regrette rien said...

Love this. think I will try it.