Saturday, May 18, 2013
My life would be so much easier if I could stand being with you, so I am going to pray for that
Not to be overly judgmental, but....oh, what the hell....
What do the lyrics "I want to fall in love with you" mean in the context of commercials for Christian Mingle? Well, what else CAN they mean other than "you are here, you are a fellow Christian, I'm desperate, so I really really pray that after a few dates I realize that I can tolerate being with you because like I said, I'm desperate, you are here, you are a fellow Christian, and I'm sick to death of being single."
Really, what other translation IS there? Nobody in their right mind WANTS to fall in love with anyone unless doing so would be incredibly convenient. Like "my parents really like you and you've got money" or "you really dig me, and nobody else does." Or "you are willing to squire me around and spend money on me." Or "you are the father of my children and the provider of pretty much all of my financial security." Or "I am trapped with you on a deserted island with no hope of rescue, and I can see it would suck a lot less if I was attracted to you." In each of these cases, "I want to fall in love with you" makes perfect sense.
But in EACH case, it just really smacks of desperation to achieve the Socially Expected End Game: get married, have kids, change diapers, clean the house, cook the dinners, pay the mortgage, get old, marry off your kids to other Socially Acceptable People, get older, move to Florida, die. Like salmon struggling like mad to get upstream to spawn, few question the value of the Goal. Indeed, the value of the goal is Not to Be Questioned. It just Is.
And the next generation of Christians (or whoever) is on it's way. Mission Accomplished. Joy.