Sunday, June 3, 2012

Across the Pond Impresses AM~Erica

So anyway...

There has been a really big deal made about Britain, London, England and celebrations around the Royal Family. And a lot of the world seems mesmerized by it. I will admit to being one of them.

Right now, they are celebrating the Diamond Jubilee for Queen Elizabeth. A whole 60 years of being the monarch. Only the beloved Queen Victoria accomplished that feat. No matter how you look at it, that's amazing.

Now then, there's a lot of eye-rolling going on around things across the pond, too. The skeptics who fail to see the draw of a non-world power and all the money being put out there for the Royals. Understandably so. But I have a point or two as to why we should watch with joy.

1. I'm taking the girly stance & saying it puts a focus on fabulous fashion! The last couple of years has had some elegant trends & styles come out of the Royal celebrations. Like a larger focus on hats for sure! It's fun to see them dress up. That's the fashionista girly in me, I guess. But I'm not the only one!

2. Here's a biggie reason we should pay attention to what's happening over there...they are CELEBRATING! From the Royal Wedding of Will & Kate (William & Catherine...tomato-tomAHto) to the Diamond Jubilee for Queen Elizabeth, and the prep for the 2012 Summer Olympics. What an amazing time going on over there. Even if people are frustrated with the money being spent. There is a lot of truth to that, but it is being spent for happy times. It's beautiful to see happy citizens lining the streets for major celebrating...even if it is just an illusion. It should give some uplifting hope to the rest of the world drowning in their own woes. It's bright, beautiful & festive! The color & the glitz is wonderfully fantastic.

There's been home-grown (in the U.S.) events surrounding these celebrations, too. There were Royal Wedding viewing parties & teas set up last year. Then I came across this remarkable commercial prepping for the London Olympics: the one from either CitiBank or CitiCard where a large group of people combined their points for a huge London Olympics celebration. Have you seen it? Please let me know so I can add it to this blog post later!

It's OK to picture ourselves in better times. It's what keeps us going. If we are down on everyone else & each other, what good does that do?

I'm not going to pretend to know how England is doing financially, politically, or otherwise. I do know that they have been in a mostly positive light lately. It's something we should all just take a moment to breathe in. They are giving us several opportunities. It's OK to admire the hype. It's a fabulous moment of escape.

Stay tuned...

God Bless, AM~Erica

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