Man, do people still do the father walking the bride down the aisle?
Why do they do that?
Don't they know it is just a symbol of patriarchal dominance and an overt signal that a woman is the property of a man?
Damn parents, horning in on a perfectly good wedding with their anachronistic sexist baggage.
Geez, when did I become such a feminist?
I watched these things for years without having these thoughts smash around inside my skull.
Being at a wedding didn't used to so consistently enrage me.
Damn, they are giving their vows! I gotta stop zoning out and actually live in the moment.
Why go to a wedding if all I do is get wrapped up in gender politics and atheistic zeal?
Ack, I did it again! Must focus.
Awww, they made up vows that rhyme... badly. But they are so sweet.
I am going to cry!
Dammit, I suppressed the crying. Stupid reflexes. There is nothing wrong with crying.
Displays of emotion are normal and healthy. Must not suppress them by reflex.
Sigh. Now I am not crying because I am all focused on myself and philosophy and I am ignoring the proceedings again.
Must focus on the actual event... and it looks like it is over and they are signing the book.
Great, so I missed half the wedding arguing with myself and being bitter at random people who I won't ever see again.
Someday I will figure out how to just watch an event without spending all my time thinking about the meta themes... but not today, evidently.