Sunday, April 25, 2010

Ogden Temple

So, I guess you could say my Temple Trip has already started...with the Utah Ogden Temple. Here are some photos for your perusal. There may be an overabundance of the Ogden Temple as it is right in my backyard (or front yard). Enjoy :)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

My Thoughts for the Day...

I don't know if any of you have seen "Rigoletto" but it is an amazing movie with an even better soundtrack. Anyway, two of my favorite songs from the soundtrack were on my mind today, so I came home, found them on You Tube, and then posted them here for you all. One thing I really like about these two songs is how they are connected (if you have seen the movie, you know what I mean). Also, if you listen closely to "The Melody Within", after the musical interlude, you can hear the melody of "The Curse". It's amazing what love can do for ourselves and for other people. Anyway, there are my thoughts for the day. Enjoy the songs!


"[Confucius] taught that the country which develops the finest music, the grandest poetry, and the noblest moral ideals--that is, the country with the most exalted culture--will always yield the greatest power in the world."

-Letters from the Jade Dragon Box by Gale Sears

"Who is such a reprobate as I! And yet it seems that even I am in Somebody's hand!'

-Mr. Henchard in The Mayor of Casterbridge

"...[T]he magnitude of [life] is not as to [one's] external displacements, but as to [one's] subjective experiences."

-Thomas Hardy in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

"...I have a new love for that glittering instrument, the human soul. It is a lovely and unique thing in the universe. It is always attacked and never destroyed--because 'Thou mayest.'"

-Lee in East of Eden