Thursday, June 23, 2005

Wedding Vows

I rememberI wanted these vows from a Christopher Durang play in my wedding:

Do you take this woman
To amuse and annoy?
To frighten and destroy?
Until whatever time you cease to be interested?


then I dreamed of Marlon Brando as officiant:

Take a look at yourself here in a worn-out Mardi Gras outfit, rented for 50 cents from some rag-picker. And with a crazy crown on. Now what kind of a queen do you think you are? Do you know that I've been on to you from the start, and not once did you pull the wool over this boy's eyes? You come in here and you sprinkle the place with powder and you spray perfume and you stick a paper lantern over the light bulb - and, lo and behold, the place has turned to Egypt and you are the Queen of the Nile, sitting on your throne, swilling down my liquor. And do you know what I say? Ha ha! Do you hear me? Ha ha ha!


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