Friday, March 13, 2009

2:22 am - make a wish!

I have been staying up quiet late recently. I believe that the mere idea that soon my missionary schedule will restrict me from late night internet wonderings and book perusings makes me want to take advantage of the moments these obscure hours provide. Although, they do render me slightly sleepy during the rest of the day. Today, for example, after a late night of reading I woke up, drove Heather to school, came home and slept until 2 pm. That is ridiculous, even for me.

One of tonight's "moments" included being sent this little ditty of 1970's goodness. How I love The Carpenters, despite their cheesy lyrics and terrible outfits. I am immensely grateful to my parents, especially dear ol' dad, for fostering a variety of musical tastes as we grew up by cranking up the classical rock on the radio and playing CDs of bands/groups/individuals (such as The Carpenters) of the 1960's/70's/80's. I mean, even to this day I still know all the words to Elton John's "Crocodile Rock."

On another note (no pun intended), tonight I attended the winter musical at my hometown high school with my good friend Vitaliy. The performance was "The Music Man," and it was an enjoyable show (especially this song - lovely)! I know that I shouldn't wish for the past (because present circumstances are idyl), but while I watched all those high schoolers sing and dance about the stage it made me miss the times when I was up there performing. Those truly were wonderful days in my life, and I have always be thankful that I never pigeon-holed myself during those, my high school years; I tried anything and everything that interested me. I only hope that I have continued and will continue in that same spirit in all that I do now and in the future.

There is one line in particular from the musical that I love and that I remember President Monson quoting at the last G.C. : "You pile up enough tomorrows, and you’ll find you’ve collected a lot of empty yesterdays." Hence, carpe diem - seize not only the day, but today!

with that thought, goodnight. or, is is good day now?

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