Thursday, July 28, 2011

Just a thought

Last night my husband and I went out to buy at least enough clothes to get us through the rest of this week. And while we stood in line to pay for the items we'd picked out, we watched a group of young teenage girls. They were young and pretty, and being typical teenagers.

I dare you to think of a young teen you know, 14 years old, and then think of her being impelled to marry a 38-year-old man who, by the way, already has numerous secret and not-so-secret wives in addition to the legal first wife that most people know of.  It's repugnant.

I was glad to see the kids looking and acting like kids, without the fear of being given in marriage while still in their youth, without having to grow up far beyond their years. It was nice.

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