A traditional romantic partnership as society defines is between a man and a woman. Gay marriage is legal, so now that definition is inclusive of partnerships that are between a man and a man, a woman and a woman, but it’s still based on sex, right? Michael Blume continues his investigation and challenges the industry of marriage. It’s a show, a production with corporate and financial investments and what happens if someone never gets married? Do they not deserve gifts? Why can’t we celebrate other great relationships in our lives?
I feel like I’m catching up on traditional romantic love, and I’m aware that traditional romantic love is a concept that I was taught to supposed to want. But do I even want it? Maybe I want to go start a village and we’re all polygamous together and we’re raising our 14 kids together on a farm.
Michael definitely has a point but he doesn’t look down on everyone who seeks traditional romantic love and the celebrations and happiness that comes with it. A part of him wants it too, and it looks like there are still plenty of pondering and investigating to be done. Ultimately, it’s about being happy for yourself and being happy of others and I think we can all agree on that.
Being OK with your happiness, being OK with somebody else’s happiness, even if things that led to their happiness aren’t going to lead to your happiness.. that’s maybe the goal.