First things first…
The project we’ve been working on for what feels like an eternity is finally – FINALLY – coming to your faces, next-week-style. That’s right; a brand new, fully remodeled The Knotty Bride is launching at the beginning of next week! I am not kidding around. This is like, happening. Wow, when I write that and read it back, my heart beats a little faster (not as fast as I described in yesterday’s post, but pretty darned fast). The site is a beaut; it’s colorful, but not too colorful, it’s still extremely user-friendly (something I know many of you love about the layout of this little guy) and it’s, *ehhem* pretty easy on the eyes if we do say so ourselves. We hope you love it, and we can’t wait to unveil it. :)
Ok, next order of business:
If you weren’t busy yesterday waiting for the Beatles’ anthology you were trying to download from iTunes to actually download while everyone else in the world was doing the exact same thing and slowing it down to a snail’s pace, then I take it you heard about Kate Middleton’s engagement to Prince William. We’re so happy for them, aren’t we?
It’s a been A WHILE in the making, and I have to admit, I’m a little freakin’ excited about how all of this is going to unravel. But one aspect of this heegantay piece of news troubles me a bit…
He gave Kate – who will from now on be known as Catherine (my middle name, SUCKAS) – his mother, Princess Diana’s, 18-carat sapphire engagement ring, according to the NY Daily News. I completely get why he did it, and I actually LOVE why he did it. Everything about that decision, in terms of its goal to keep the late Princess Di involved in his and Kate’s life as they embark on their new life together, is a beautiful thing. In fact, I adore his decision.
She is so adorable, isn’t she? I just wanna squeeze those cheeks.
Our beloved Princess Diana did not have a pleasant life, through and through. Her life with Prince Charles, Will’s father, was marked by a deep sadness and despair, due in large part to his unfaithfulness. Princess Di lived through years of pain while married to Charles, and to add insult to injury, she died a horrific, early death.
Personally, while I would be honored and think it incredibly meaningful to wear the ring of a young man’s mother, especially when that mother meant so much to him, and to the people of my country… it would trouble me a little bit that I was wearing a ring that, to me, represented hardship, sadness and pain.
Many people love rings that hold meaning and that were worn by others before them, while still others shy away from this approach, fearful of the spirit the ring may carry with it.
I’m curious – how do you feel? Forgetting that we’re talking about the hot Mr. Wills (‘Wills’ is his nickname, fyi) here for a minute, and that Princess Di, a modern day angel if there ever was one, is involved in the decision. Just think about it – if your fiance’s mother spent much of her life depressed and cheated on by her husband, and he gave you the engagement ring that his mother’s adulterous former husband gave her… would you think twice?
Images: NY Daily News
Weigh in below; I’d love to get a discussion going on this. No one’s really talking about this, and it’s been on my mind ever since the story broke.
xoxo! – Alison