Sunday, December 23, 2007

Temple Square Lights and Music

On the Prophet Joseph Smith's 202nd birthday, we took Shboogoo to Temple Square for the first time! We also were with our friends Julie and Alex and their 2-year-old girl. It was definitely worth braving the cold! Our pictures with people in them (unposed only) didn't turn out well at all, but I like these two a lot; D was the photographer.

The back of the Christmas on Temple Square booklet says this:

More than any other season of the year, Christmas inspires glorious music. Something inside each of us resonates to the promise of joy and peace embodied in the babe of Bethlehem, the infant Savior born to be our King. Words alone cannot adequately express our wonder, awe, and gratitude. Hearts too full for speech find their truest expression in the carols, hymns, and joyous songs of Christmas. Whether you have come to Temple Square this Christmas to perform or to listen--or both--may the music you hear and the sights you see in this historic setting bring you closer to our Savior Jesus Christ, "Him whose birth the angels sing."

I agree with all of that. We didn't get to see any of the Christmas on Temple Square performances, but later I read through the printed schedule anyway. There were school and institute choirs listed that I used to belong to, as well as directors I met for other reasons. I remembered gratefully the musical (particularly choir) experiences I have had. Music is very important and powerful.

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