Today, I was on the phone with a parent whose child studies in my violin studio. She told me her 10 year old son had been occasionally saying, for many years now, "Music will be my gift the world." A smile beamed inside my heart. This makes me immeasurably happy, his perspective.
I saw a movie last night that made me want to send a love letter to any one who has been significant in my life. I saw it with my best friend here in Baltimore. Just thinking of her now, makes me smile.
Secretly, when I am sitting next to someone on an airplane, I have always wished our culture was one where it was considered appropriate to cuddle up a bit with the person next to you, haha.
Last time I went home for Christmas, I brought back with me a separate suitcase filled exclusively of memories. I am working to organize and digitize stories, letters, photographs, character descriptions etc from close family members who have passed on in order to preserve those memories and make them more easily and widely accessible for friends and family.
I am deeply grateful I was raised in the LDS church. I take my mormon heritage seriously and much of my life history is built on what I consider to be compelling spiritual experiences. I feel that prayer has led me right. I love the LDS doctrines, people, and lifestyle. At this point in my journey, I consider myself both LDS and agnostic. I am ok with the fact that many people may find that contradictory. I value my faith and my doubt. I let them live side by side, hand in hand, ever dancing with each other.
Life is a grand and thrilling adventure!! It would probably be easier to make a list of things that aren't fun, like going to the DMV without an entertainment device :/
As I write this, I am listening to an audiobook. Before listening to this audiobook, I was watching a TED talk on feminism given by a woman whose book I listened to last week. Every Saturday, on my way home from teaching I listen to This American Life and whenever I get the chance to listen to a Science Friday episode, I think "too short."
My current favorite love song should you be wondering :) is Tim Minchin's, You Grew on Me.
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