Friday, December 30, 2005

Ghandi

I have just watched the movie "Ghandi" for the first time. Although I have always known about Ghandi's life and achievement, I have never seen it this personal. There is something absolutely fascinating about those that sacrifice so much for something greater. I have recently thought much about this. What difference can one make if he or she is willing to sacrifice? To stand up for something. You would be marvelous to think of the meeting between Gordon B. Hinckley and Mahatma Ghandi. How about myself? Ghandi could have stayed in London, and been a great attorney, probably helping out a lot of people. But he decided to just give up everything, and live the humble life that mattered so much to so many. Would I have a greater impact being a succesful ad executive in New York, or a teacher in the inner city in Brazil?

Thursday, December 29, 2005

This ain't No Country Club Either



Here in La for now. I have to use my sister's computer to blog. My beautiful G5 is hidden somewhere in my room in Provo, so that it will not be stolen... MUST NOT PUBLISH WHERE.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Elevation!!!! Salt Lake City, Utah

After an 8 year-wait, I have finally been to a U2 concert! Life is almost complete (except for the whole finding my ultimate meaning of life and fulfilling it). Here is the set list:

City of Blinding Lights
Vertigo
Elevation
I Will Follow
Still Haven’t Found
Beautiful Day
Original of the Species
Sometimes you Can’t Make it On Your Own
Love and Peace or Else
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Bullet The Blue Sky
Miss Sarajevo
Pride in the Name of Love
Where the Streets have No Name
One

Until the End of the World
Mysterious Ways
With or Without You

Stuck in a Moment
All Because of You
Yahweh
40

Special highlights to:

City of Blinding Lights (yes, it is real. I have made it.)
I Will Follow (just like they sounded 25 years ago)
Still Haven't Found (Somehow it sounded so good)
Somehow You Can't Make It On Your Own (Eye contact with Bono - I am pretty sure)
Miss Sarajevo (Powerful Opera)
Where the Streets Have No Name (The song that made me want to be a musician when I was 16)
Until the End Of the World (The Edge literally sprinting along the catwalk while soloing on the guitar, I have never seen anything like it)

And Of course the Thousands of people with their cellphones out.

In short all I have hoped for.