and the ups and downs are good. each makes you appreciate the other, doesn't it?
catherine and i were talking out in the middle of center street last night at 2 a.m. i was upset, she was her normal calm and rational and optimist self. she made the point that by always looking forward to something to come, you forget to live in the day (it was late, but i'm pretty sure that was the gist of it). and how always thinking back on the past only makes now go by unnoticed and un... lived? in the way that it should be? and then today i read this talk, from Thomas Monson, and he mentioned the exact same thing...
"This is our one and only chance at mortal life—here and now. The longer we live, the greater is our realization that it is brief. Opportunities come, and then they are gone. I believe that among the greatest lessons we are to learn in this short sojourn upon the earth are lessons that help us distinguish between what is important and what is not. I plead with you not to let those most important things pass you by as you plan for that illusive and non-existent future when you will have time to do all that you want to do. Instead, find joy in the journey—now.
I am what my wife, Frances, calls a “show-a-holic.” I thoroughly enjoy many musicals, and one of my favorites was written by the American composer Meredith Willson and is entitled The Music Man. Professor Harold Hill, one of the principal characters in the show, voices a caution that I share with you. Says he, “You pile up enough tomorrows, and you’ll find you’ve collected a lot of empty yesterdays.”
My brothers and sisters, there is no tomorrow to remember if we don’t do something today."
(so what are you going to do today? tell somebody you care? make a real decision and stop wavering? move forward? stop worrying about what might happen up ahead and be the best person that you can be today?)
been working on some stuff for noteworthy's next album's art... it's got me doing things i haven't done so far- some night shooting, long exposures... pretty fun, i love night painting/light painting pictures, now i understand a little bit better how it technically works, so now i'm excited to get out and do other stuff with it... (thanks cam for helping me figure that stuff out!)
we went to salt lake tonight. i stood on a pole like the one in the middle of the picture with less than a square foot to be on with the tripod and in the middle of the trax tracks... when the traintraxwhateveritis drove by it was less than a foot and a half to each side of me.... kinda fun.