Love at First Sight? Woman Weds a Warehouse

Oh, those crazy Occupy folks!

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strong>Just when you think there’s nothing new under the sun, Occupy Seattle protestor Babylonia Aivaz, a Duke University graduate, married an abandoned warehouse at 10th and Union Street in Seattle.

Yes: I said “married.” The bride, radiant in a white wedding gown, posed beside a bulldozer as fellow occupiers swayed to the strains of Bill Withers’ 1972 hit “Lean On Me” strummed by a ukelele.

The wedding, Aivaz’ friends report, was a lesbian wedding because the warehouse, like Aivaz, is “female.”

The 107-year-old building had been occupied by 200 Occupy Seattle protestors, who sought to reclaim it as a community center with communal art displays, or possibly free child care.

Aivaz wrote about her bulky spouse on a Facebook event page created especially for the wedding, complete with photos:

“The moment we entered the warehouse we became a true community. We became self-motivated. We worked co-operatively. We explored

36,000 square feet like children, giggling and dreaming at the possibility of all that space. We played with conveyer belts, riding up and down. The kind you always want to sit on in the airport luggage dispensers. We strung up lights…. We removed pounds and pounds of unnecessary building materials…. We dreamed.”

The dream was short-lived, however. The building is slated to be torn down to make room for a new apartment complex; and demolition has already begun.

 

 


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14 Responses to “Love at First Sight? Woman Weds a Warehouse”

  1. Ken H says:

    um, yeah, okaaaayyyyy…

    Other than getting themselves on the news, that was supposed to make a point about…. ?

  2. Catherine says:

    I think the point is this woman’s a nutcase.

  3. EJCM says:

    If I were the owner of the building I would turn around, file for divorce and sue her for financial support.

  4. gsk says:

    Interesting, actually. Were these people motherless on some level? Do they understand the concept of Holy Mother Church? They may be nutty and have no clue about the human person, but on some deep level, the natural law written on their hearts is trying to make itself known. Psychologists would have a field day, but Catholics might scratch their head and think, “You know? You understand that man was created for nuptual love, but let’s talk about fruitfulness. There’s more to life than you see — but your call to communion and fidelity is a good start!”

    • jack sprat says:

      I shudder for my country when I read things like that. Innocence of heart is one thing; innocence of mind, quite another. Just how old is she/are they? Where have they been through all of their years and where do they imagine that they’re going? How do they imagine that they will get there?

      Human frailty is one thing, but there are seemingly so many who are utterly unequipped for the challenges that lie ahead. How did they become this way? I cannot escape the notion that many of them embraced their helplessness as a lifelong pursuit for its own sake.

      Are they even remotely aware of their individual and collective (-ist) lacks?

  5. Joan says:

    So, when the warehouse is demolished, will she be a widow??? This is beyond nuts!!

  6. Jack says:

    Did the warehouse give consent?

    Could it even do so?

  7. Mike says:

    Was it maybe an arranged marriage?

  8. Sarah says:

    This actually makes a great case for why gay marriage should not be legal. If we as humans decide we can define marriage instead of God…when does it stop? If we say 2 women can marry or 2 men, the next will be groups of people getting married. Then people will marry their dogs, cats and buildings! If it’s only about “love” then people should be able to marry anyone or anything, right? WRONG! We are like wayward children when try to make our own rules instead of following God’s law.

  9. RJS says:

    I wonder what their kids will look like?

  10. Rob B. says:

    Shouldn’t the title be “Love at First Site?” :D

  11. Rocco says:

    If I marry the Earth in theory i can charge every human bean rent?

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