Love at First Sight? Woman Weds a Warehouse

Oh, those crazy Occupy folks!

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.

  • Ken H

    um, yeah, okaaaayyyyy…

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

  • Catherine

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

  • EJCM

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

  • gsk

    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!”

  • Joan

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

  • Jack

    Did the warehouse give consent?

    Could it even do so?

  • Rudy

    Like some other people here said, nuts! It shows the mental capacity of those involved in the ‘occupy’ movement.

  • grouper

    Her name is Babylonia? I’m still stuck on that sentence …

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