Saturday, February 6, 2010

RAIN, LA JOLLA, AND THE GARDEN OF EDEN.

I drove down to La Jolla today to visit the Temple there. While I drove down, it rained and rained and rained. Parts of the 15 were flooded! I've never driven in rain like that while living here. It was beautiful. And as you drive past Fallbrook and the area, it already looks like the Garden of Eden, but with all of this rain, it was especially green and verdant and inviting. The hills were alive with the sound of music...too bad no one but me could hear it. I was tooling along at 70 mph with my music blaring, me singing at the bottom of my lungs, and all things right with the world.

Then I got to the Temple. The gates were closed and the sign said, "Temple Closed. Authorized Personnel Only". One can only imagine who the "authorized personnel" are that go into the Temple, but I digress....

But!...I just made a quick little turn, got back on the 5 North and did the return drive home, happy as a clam, and hoping that I got some blessings for good intentions. Got home in time to go to lunch with the boy, pick up some groceries at Costco, and feed the missionaries.

It was a great day.

4 comments:

nancy said...

is there something not quite right about a temple being open to authorized personnel only? literally, i'm just askin.' doesn't seem very Christ-like, does it?

The Katzbox said...

by "authorized personnel" they meant construction crews or something. I don't know what happened, but I don't think it was a scheduled closing. Maybe a pipe burst or something. I didn't check the schedule, it could have been a planned deep cleaning or something. Otherwise, the "authorized personnel" are those who hold the recommends.

Diane said...

ummm....exactly how does it sound when you sing at the bottom of your lungs??
I've often heard people sing at the top of their lungs...and sometimes it's nice and sometimes it's downright painful, but...
at the bottom of your lungs?
well, you've always sung to a different drummer, my friend. And I love that about you.

The Katzbox said...

singing at the bottom of one's lungs sounds as about as appealing as you can imagine...let's just say, Streisand doesn't have much to worry about....

So happy to hear from you, my friend!!!!!