Friday, April 2, 2010

Your tale, sir, would cure deafness

When I was a senior in high school, we had a final project in our AP English class that was at the very end of the semester right before we graduated. We had a selection of literary pieces to pick from that we had interpret with a video. My group chose Shakespeare's The Tempest.

There were very few slackers in my AP English class. We took our projects, especially our group projects, very seriously.

Except this one.

We were weeks away from graduation, and we had lost our ability to care. There were times a group member or two couldn't make it to a meeting to work on our video so we would substitute a sibling here or there. We used butter knifes for swords. Not to mention that our idea for the video as a whole was pretty lame. Something about a Shakespearean soap opera if I remember right. And I believe we all crowded in the bathtub to symbolize the boat.

Our mantra throughout this project was "Is this crap? Yes. Do we care? No."

That's basically how I feel about wedding planning now that we're 3 weeks away. I don't mean that the wedding is crap. But that I've stopped caring about the minutiae the way I did just a few weeks ago.

Here's the big picture: I am getting married to a wonderful guy. We are making a lifetime commitment to each other in front of our family and friends. We are building the base of what will hopefully, someday grow to be a strong family.

Everything other than that is extra. Frosting. And it doesn't really affect the crux of what will be happening 3 weeks from tomorrow.

Will I finish what I need to do for all the little things to fall into place? Yes. Do I care if I miss something or if it's not exactly how I'd like it to be? No.

I think we got an A on that project.

P.S. The title is a quote from The Tempest, if you were curious (Act 1, scene ii).


Bridget said...

That's the spirit! Seriously, it's funny how once you get down to it, you totally manage to only focus on the most important stuff. Now you know you'll also have a blast at your wedding too since you won't be worrying about the small stuff. Just dance.

Jenn said...

Good job! I love your attitude. At some point you just have to let it go or you won't enjoy the day. And trust me, you want to enjoy your wedding :)