Saturday, January 10, 2015

One Good Thing

Okay. This still isn't the post I started to write on Thursday. I guess the news from the past week has just really gotten to me, and I don't really know how to deal with it, yet. But I want to. Which is why I started the post on Thursday in the first place. I just haven't figured out how to end it yet...

In the meantime, though, I came across this little bit of news that made me rather happy: 

Apparently, for the first time ever, Tiffany & Co. (yes the Tiffany & Co. - the one with the little blue boxes; the one Audrey Hepburn's Holly Golightly had breakfast at) has chosen to use a same-sex couple in one of their ad campaigns.

According to all of the news about the image, it is a real-life couple (not a pair of un-connected models) sitting on their own front steps outside their apartment. (The stories also imply that it's their own clothing and their own stying, but I'm not buying the idea that they didn't have a stylist - after all, this is a major ad campaign.)

The tagline on the right says:
"Will you promise to never stop completing my
sentences or singing off-key, which I'm afraid you
 do often? And will you let today be the first
 sentence of one long story that never, ever ends?
 Will you?"

Most likely there will come a time - hopefully relatively soon - when wedding ads feature same-sex couples don't make the news. But, until that time, I'm more than happy to applaud the companies that are standing out in front of the crowd, unafraid to show their support for everyone's right to their own Tiffany-blue daydreaming.


irishred said...


Robin said...

This is so cool - it made me tear up!