Newness for a New Year

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The songs that take you away ...

As I left Temple Square this evening, I was greeted by a homeless man on the corner. He was just setting up a lunchbox for donations and he promptly sat and started playing on his harmonica. He was playing "How Great Thou Art" as I passed him. It was beautiful, and a perfect end to a lovely evening. Of course, I turned around and donated to his collection ... he truly lifted my spirit as I passed him.

I kept singing the hymn as I made my way to my car and then home. Isn't it amazing how a song can take you to a million places in an instant?

I was walking the streets in Bulgaria with Sister Eyre, singing and enjoying the evening.

I was sitting on a floating dock at Camp Loll, my feet dipped into the cold, cold water.

Those memories were joined with many others ... they somehow came to me individually and yet collectively...harmoniously creating a very safe place where the past and the present merge.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Glass Recycling in SLC

For those of you who live in SLC, there are more glass recycling drop offs now.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Guess the picture ...

Here is a post where you can take a guess at the location of the photo above.

Monday, September 6, 2010

A Do-Over Day

Do you ever wish you could restart your day? Maybe you would get up earlier ... or later. In so many ways, I would like to start today over. Being labor day, I thought it would be a nice, relaxing day. It ended up being an ornery day. The day itself was beautiful, and my family was very pleasant. Unfortunately, I was the ornery one. I'm not sure why it came crashing in today, but I just wasn't pleasant to be around.

The worst part about such a day is that I recognized that I was ornery, but I couldn't quite seem to pull myself out of it soon enough. I knew that I really wasn't going to be too great around people, and I finally resigned myself to aloneness and my own house. I cleaned ... everything. It was a good way to channel my orneriness. And, as with the day ... it passed. I got it back together and I let the ornery fall from me.

Good thing tomorrow is fresh, with no mistakes or orneriness in it.