Author: J. J. Austrian

Plot Summary: Worm and Worm love each other and want to be married. “Wait!” Cricket says. They need someone to marry them because “that’s how it’s always been done.” Beetle says they need a Best Beetle for the wedding, and the Bees want to be Bride’s Bees, and they need rings and a band and a dress and a tux! How will they know who the bride is without a dress or who the groom is without a tux? Worm and Worm decide it doesn’t matter. They can both be the bride and the groom even though that’s not how it’s always been done.

Posted In: Metaphysics, Social and Political Philosophy

Discussion Questions:

  1. Draw what you imagine you might wear on your wedding day. Why did you draw what you did?
  2. Are you a girl? A boy? Neither? How do you know?
  3. Can you be both the bride and the groom in a wedding? How about neither? Why?
  4. What is love? How do you know you love someone? How do you know someone else loves you?
  5. Could Worm and Worm still have a wedding without all the things Cricket, Beetle, and the Bees say they need?
  6. How much does tradition or “how it’s always been done” matter?

Contributed by Nic Jones