Monday, December 05, 2005

Order

Christmas Around the World ended Saturday in a good way. Everyone from the cast and crew and El Veneno’s team of custodians helped take apart the set. There were 150 or so people all working together to get the job done quickly and efficiently. I think this is something like what Zion is supposed to be like: tons of people assigned to enormous tasks that get done quickly and happily.

And there was no contention among them.

I’m going to miss folkdance from this semester. It really brought the spirit into a part of my life again for a while. I was just getting to be good friends with many of the people there and it was good wholesome fun.

On a less wholesome note, Cranguy and I went to the club in Salt Lake late on Saturday night, and oh what a difference. It was fun too, especially for Cranguy who met some Latina girl (a female. imagine that...) who striked his fancy, but it seemed like a kind of fun that was all messed up. Something was different from how Christmas Around the World was fun. There was no order to it. Order has been something I’ve been thinking a lot about lately. Like today at the Christmas Devotional when that lady got up to try to disturb the order and she was immediately aprehended by the church security guys. And President Hinckley just kept speaking like nothing happened.

That whole last paragraph was a little abstract but I don’t know how else to put it.

I thought this would be long and maybe I will extend it later but I’m tired and need to go to bed. Goodnight.

2 comments:

gilmore guy said...

Order, Chaos. It's al good fun. Having a rebellious streak, I like to shake things up sometimes. Sometimes I do things just because it's the exact oppostite of what the majority would do - I don't even necessarily like it; I just do it to be different. I suppose that' fairly immature.

Yet sometimes I think it's healthy. At times it's good to experience the other side of the perspective so you can really appreciate (and forumlate) your opinion. But in any attempt to disrupt order, there's got to be an honest and true attempt to find goodness and righteousness. What I'm saying is, shaking the boat can be a good idea if you're really trying to better understand nautical physics (and assuming you and everyone else in the boat know how to swim). But rocking the boat because your reckless and wild will likley hurt people, and in the end accomplish little. Or... bah, stupid metaphors.

Christmas Smurf said...

Some people are afraid of order. They think that order exists only to cover up real life. I'm glad you don't see it that way. Order just helps us most efficiently deal with real life, and help other people with theirs. I need to be more orderly.