Friday, 30 April 2010

cool quote given to me from roger soresen

"In a dance that penetrates our hearts, and in a piece
of music that probes our souls, and in a painting that washes over our senses
and leaves us stunned, and in a play that causes us to sit and wonder, what are
the dynamics in the relationship between these three facets of engagement? How
do they inform each other? How do they collide, struggle, and reconcile with
one another and as a triad?"

the view from my flat.

11 and 12, the first play I saw in london

So, today I saw my first play here and i loved it. (Here's a picture with me and a couple of the actors from the show.) It is called 11 and 12 and was about religious tolerance in africa while it was under french control. And it was really interesting. it was a blank stage covered with a huge bright orange carpet that covered up a stage full of sand which they used quite often to make shapes and write words. this was seriously cool. there were almost no props used and the entire show was based around substitution. it was excellent. there were only a few actors and the only colors used in the show were orange, blue and neutrals. awesomeeee. the only thing that was hard was we had seats where we just sat on the floor in front of the stage and that suckkkeddd. but its cool. ok. so I don't want to be boring a write a review or something like that but I wrote down some cool quotes from the show that I wrote down. They made me think. I hope they do the same for you.

*"when someone hits you and you hit back you are weak. if you do not hit back you are weak. A snake should not bite but it can hiss."
*''white people's shit is as black as black people's shit."
*"no man can serve two masters." (.. sound familiar?)
* "today I leave this world. Why should I be afraid?"
*"Just because you are born into a religion, doesn't mean you are apart of it."
*"Look ahead. Knowledge is on it's way."
*"The need to critizise is a contagious disease."
*"There are three truths; your truth, my truth, and the truth."
*"God's medals are not pinned on man's chests."

alright. here are just a few funny things so far! (bear in mind that this should all be read in a british accent).
* there are no restrooms.... only toilets! and the girls sign looks like a cute little girl with a bubble skirt with her arms out. dont worry. ill put up a picture of myself posing like her!
* there are no dentist offices... only dental clinics.
* our flat is tall and skinny and we live five floors up... which means, obviously, that my but or... "arse" is going to look FANTASTIC by the time i get back to utah.
* no street signs... this is fun. esp since heidi and i have no sense of direction and cannot read maps.
*everything here literally looks like it's right out of harry potter or mary poppins! the houses, the streets, the cars, the little shops! everything! I love it!
*my bus pass is called an oyster card. still haven't figured that one out....

alright that's all for now...

first couple days in london

yay! I'm here! I'm in London and it's amazing!
I'll keep you posted on all the lovely things I get to do everyday while I'm here these next six weeks. And also point out all the nutty differences between home and here.

By the way, this is a picture of the Hyde Park Stake Center/Church History Building where we have church and class. Isn't it gorgeous??