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Lone and Dreary, Glorious and Beautiful

September 27th, 2016 by Vader

Ours is a lone and dreary world.


Lone, because it is cut off from the presence of the Lord. Dreary, because all is vanity; there is nothing new under the sun.

And yet …

It is also glorious and beautiful.

It is a fallen world. When we marvel at its glories and beauties, we appreciate, in a small way, what it is fallen from.

I wish all our readers a joyous experience participating in General Conference this weekend.

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September 27th, 2016 07:51:55

September 27, 2016

Is that photo of the plant growing out of the cliff yours? My breath caught when I saw it.

September 27, 2016

The picture of Hiroshima is historical. The photo of the debate and of President Monson are shamelessly stolen from the wire services; the former has been Photoshopped for tone.

The others are from the geology blog of friend of The Junior Ganymede, Kent G. Budge, who graciously granted me permission to use them. I’m quite taken with the daisy in the cliff, also, which Kent describes as the closest thing he’s ever had to an Ansel Adams moment. I’ve told him he ought to have entered it in a photography contest, but he objects that it was taken with a tourist camera lacking modern resolution and anyway it was long enough ago that it probably isn’t eligible any more.

Some people are just too modest. Not a fault of the Sith.

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September 28, 2016

I’m no judge of these things, but my opinion is that friend Budge should take your advice.

September 28, 2016

Considering that getting that photograph apparently cost him a badly wrenched knee, he seems entitled.

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