Went to a wedding yesterday, the son of a dear friend, whom Anita has known since college. I met Tony on his second birthday, just after Anita and I got engaged, and we've watched him grow from a wee bairn into a fine young man. He has found his passion in teaching, and as a bonus, met his wife while doing so—she's also a teacher!
It was a lovely wedding, and we wish them a lifetime filled with every happiness.
For me, the ceremony was somewhat of an ordeal. I had entertained illusions of one day paying for such a fête, and was all too aware of this, to the point of sitting by the door so I could escape if needed. But I made it through, and am glad to have done so.
Meanwhile, of course, the rest of the world marches on. The "We are the 99%" protests are amazing, and it will be interesting to see what comes of them. I feel some inclination to join in, tempered by both reality (time availability) and the fact that I'm comfortably employed, and would feel somewhat like a fraud. But in principle I'm with them, all 100%.
As I know Katie would be. To use the current vernacular, she was all about injustice in many ways (well, maybe not all about injustice—it was just one of the many things she was passionate about).
Coupled with her love of music, I wish I could play Katie David Mallett's Ten Men (there are several versions on YouTube; that one is live, album version is here). While he wrote it a couple of years ago, it sure sounds like what the 99%ers are on about.
Off the same album is Easier Than This, which I can't find online anywhere. "Should be easier than this by now..." indeed.