And I Have Been Found Wonting

As is so often the case in my life, I am wrong. I have become accustomed to it. But as Scott pointed out, it must have been a rift in the force, a slight metaphysical hiccup in the galactic karma of things that caused me to goof it. Good luck to Elder Christofferson and his family. They'll do fantastically well!



I know I said that yesterday's post would probably be my last for a while, but I couldn't help but throw in my two cents on who the new apostle is going to be. Well, I have some good sources that are indicating it will be (drum roll please)...Claudio R. M. Costa of Brazil. Apparently, his family has already packed up and is heading to Salt Lake. While that could just be some kind of en masse visit for conference, I think it's more indicative of the newest need of a growing church: international leadership. For the purpose of being completely transparent, I really like the guy for being the first president of the Brazil Manaus Mission in 1990. For opening up the Amazon Rainforest, the man (and his wife who is just as amazing!) has proven that he can do what it takes to be a living witness of Christ. Well, for what it's worth, that's my prediction. Of course, whoever is called will make a fine leader, I'm sure. Just not a Brazilian leader. Para os que falam portugues, digo que pode ter certeza que vai ser o Elder Costa! Fiquem firmes! BELEZA!!!


HOLI--the Festival of Colors

I went to the Festival of Colors at the Hare Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork last Saturday with some friends. I know, I know--Hare Krishna and Spanish Fork. However, it was a wonderful experience with wonderful people.

Holi is is a popular Hindu spring festival observed in India and Nepal. In West Bengal, it is known as Dolyatra (Doljatra) or Boshonto Utsav ("spring festival"). (Thank you Wikipedia!)

From what I understand, it is the traditional welcoming of Spring, wherein people get together and paint each other. I'm sure there's more to it than that, but for those who know me, any excuse to get messy and get other people messy in the process is just grand with me.

The Daily Herald covered it here: http://www.heraldextra.com/content/view/260752/17/.

Anyway, here are some pictures for y'all. It was FUN!

(Note: This is Erin to my right. It was her birthday. She invited me to the HOLI festival. I bought her a scone. On April 1st, I convinced her that her major hour requirement had been upped to 200 hours (from 120). Later that day, she sent blue and white balloons to my desk at the law school declaring "It's a BOY!" Pretty much, she's amazing.)

Well, that might be the last post for a bit. Finals are coming...