Every time I heard that love is blind I smirked and thought how blind can love really be. It turns out, it really is super blind. It’s so blind that even blindness will be ashamed in front of it. The biggest example of love’s blindness is this Australian woman who married a bridge. Yes, you read that right. She married a BRIDGE. The affair started in 2013 and the woman relives the fairytale wedding day now. If you are intrigued by this unusual marriage his more on this fairytale wedding.
Love knows no bounds and this Australian woman named Jodi Rose proves it. She married a bridge and whenever someone asks about her husband she says that he is handsome, strong, and sturdy. She married the bridge named Le Pont du Diable in France. The name translates to ‘the Devil’s Bridge’.
Jodi married the bridge after she fell in love with this 14 century stone structure. She was traveling the country and she knew this is her perfect mate right when she saw it. The wedding ceremony was attended by 14 guests and the happy couple was blessed by the mayor of Saint Jean de Fos, a neighboring town.
In an interview, the Australian woman said, “I was really quite nervous. I felt like a bride. I got to have my princess wedding day.” She said it “felt beautiful.” The happy wife still wears the wedding ring and the same ring was made in a larger version for the bridge. The wedding ring was wedge onto the bridge.
Jodi Rose further said, “I put a ring on it, baby… I mean you’ve seen him, he’s very handsome, he’s strong and sturdy and I thought, yes, this is someone I can really connect with, and who I feel can give me some grounding. 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.”
This woman had all the right reasons for getting married to the bridge. She said, “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. He understands that I love other bridges – and men – ours is a love that embraces the vagaries of life, as materialized in the swirling currents of the river that flows beneath his magnificent body. “
This woman was traveling around countries while recording a music project on bridges. She also wrote on her blog that it was love at first sight. Though this unusual marriage is not recognized in France but their love is no way small. She is happily married to the bridge. Jodi Rose in an interview talked about object personification synaesthesia. This condition makes people associate personalities and gender to an inanimate object.
This woman getting married to a bridge is really unusual and true to the meaning of love.