The planet we live on.

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When something speaks to your soul, share it. Natalie and I went to the symphony and heard Gustav Holst's The Planets. Written almost 100 years ago, and having no prior knowledge to what the music would be like, we went with open minds. I sat in my seat, and at 2:59 of this song, I felt my mouth open. It didn't close for 3 minutes. I was in awe. The true meaning of it, "a feeling of reverential respect mixed with fear or wonder." And I was grateful to live in a world with things this beautiful.

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Kansas City

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Feeling very humbled to have met such good people here.







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This week in songs that make you feel nostalgic for a specific place and time in your life.

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Spanish class, sophomore year, on the southeast side of the school, with the lyrics projected onto the wall. We'd sing a song every day, picked from a notebook of lyrics on clear plastic sheets and played on a boombox cd-player, furthering my intense love of all things latin culture. On the opposite side of the classroom were books in Spanish full of pictures and places I yearned to go. This is a key moment in my life: learning Spanish opened up so many doors to experiences that deepened my understanding of what it's like to be human, and to be a good person, and so when I hear this song, I'm taken back to that classroom, with the lights apagado (turned off), singing a song that I liked innately without even really understanding what it meant. I was 15 and Provo was my world. Inside that classroom, it was a lot bigger.

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Current favorite song.

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I heard it when I was out one day. I've been listening to it a lot since then.

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Poetry in Motion from Summer 2014

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I saw this on a train in New York, the summer I interned there. I read it. Then reread it. And reread it again. It stuck with me. I thought:
"What a cool city: to put something so beautiful in a place where everyone can have it."





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