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Woman Marries 600-Year-Old Bridge in France [post_view]
We were warned that recognizing homosexuals’ right to marry would be a slippery slope, and they were right! Meet Jodi Rose, professional oddball, who has been traveling the world recording vibrations of bridge cables for her “Singing Bridges” music project. Amidst the “musicians” she has worked with on this quest, one stood out above all others, Le Pont du Diable, or The Devil’s Bridge, a 600-year-old construction in Southern France. It’s surely a scandal for this woman to marry The Devil’s Bridge: consider the age difference! Nevertheless, he was willing to meet her more than halfway on that matter, and stood in attendance as she was regaled in full bridal gown at his entrance, while 14 patient guests, including the mayor of Sait-Jean-de-Fos, a nearby town, witnessed the binding of two souls.
“While I respect those whose romantic and sexual feelings are oriented towards objects, mine is a symbolic affair, a pagan / animist view of the spiritual vibration in everything,” she wrote in her blog, as reported by the Huffington Post. In other words, she is not going to have sex with the bridge. “He understands that I love other bridges — and men — ours is a love that embraces the vagaries of life, as materialized in the swirling currents of the river that flows beneath his magnificent body.”
“The story of our romance is a modern love fable – I have travelled the world for over ten years, making music with the sound of bridges, and as he felt my vibrations coming nearer he drew me to him. Our wedding is arranged with the help of friends from Barcelona, the community and artists in Arles-sur-Tech & Ceret, who give their blessing and support to the ceremony.”
“Although he is made of stone, the resonance of his being is very present, and I feel at peace in his strong embrace. He makes me feel connected to the earth and draws me to rest from my endless nomadic wanderings.”
Sounds like the kind of girl one meets in asylums and art galleries. The Benedictine Monks in the 11th century who erected the bridge are probably rolling in their graves, as the institute of marriage is being so thoroughly debased by the aptly named “Devil’s Bridge.” But Rose doesn’t feel that way:
“[He] is everything I could desire in a husband – sturdy, trustworthy, sensual, kind and handsome,” she wrote. “There is longevity in the arch of his back, he has stood for 600 years and he will stand for 600 more.” That’s assuming she goes easy on him. Though bridges are used to being walked all over, and likely to say of past problems “it’s water under the bridge,” he might find her a bit too eccentric. Who knows? When asked, he was too stoned to comment.
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