Confession: I haven’t updated my blog very regularly as of late because I’m afraid of boring my readers (assuming I have any).
I first staked out this little spot of cyberspace as a way to share my Jerusalem experiences and named it fittingly “Journey’s With Jade.” This was all very well when was exploring the Holy Land or revisiting my native country of South Africa but these days I sometimes feel my life doesn’t quite live up to the title.
Luckily President Monson has reminded me to find joy in my every day journeys, and so I will continue to post my experiences on the World Wide Web for those who care to read about them.
For example, here are some things that brought me joy in Utah and Idaho:
Exploring the Salt Lake Cemetery, and visiting the resting places of modern-day prophets.
Attending a Michael Jackson party in Provo where we danced to his music and ate popcorn and popsicles to commemorate the King of Pop. (Note: I did not know it was an MJ party when I showed up.)
Watching South Africa play Mexico in the first game of the World Cup with one of my favourite SA expatriates and her Mexican friends.
Singing songs at midnight to the accompaniment of an old antique piano that had been carried to a third story apartment by thirteen men.
Heading for the beach and ending up at the sand dunes (the beach minus water) where we jumped and rolled in the sand and took lots of pictures.
Walking along some railway tracks and discussing how they metaphorically represented our lives and the choices we make.