Woman marries bridge, by Sara Malm.
Le Pont du Diable Bridge in Céret, southern France
Australian woman … Jodi Rose married Le Pont du Diable Bridge in Céret, southern France after falling head over heels for the ‘sensual’ 14th century stone structure.
Ms Rose, or Mrs Le Pont du Diable, has spent the past decade travelling the world recording the vibrations in bridge cables with contact microphones and using them to create experimental music.
After visiting dozens of bridges all over the world for her Singing Bridges musical project, she decided this was ‘The One’.
Although her new husband may struggle to express his feelings, newlywed Jodi said ‘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. He is fixed, stable, rooted to the ground, while I am nomadic, transient, ever on the road.
‘He gives me a safe haven, brings me back to ground myself, and then lets me go again to follow my own path, without trying to keep me tied down or in thrall to his needs or desires. I am devoted to him.’
On June 17, the intimate affair was held at the entrance of her groom with around 20 guests in attendance, including the mayor of Arles-sur-Tech, a neighboring town. …
Rings were exchanged to the Johnny Cash version of “Bridge Over Troubled Water.”
“Our wedding night was very special, although we didn’t have time alone together right after the ceremony, as he is a workaholic so couldn’t leave the river banks. I left him with a loving kiss and my friends joined me in helping to celebrate the union with a swim in the River Tech which flows beneath him,” Rose told the Huffington Post in an email.
Though the new couple’s union is not legally recognized in France, Rose said it’s just as strong as any other marriage.
“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 on her blog, Bridgeland.
Well why not, if everyone else recognizes it as “marriage.” Did you just feel the definition of “marriage” move? Does your marriage feel a little less special now?