Friday, August 10, 2007
Why wear black?
I just got a forwarded mass text message saying:
"President James E. Faust just passed away, please wear black in respect"
Who takes it upon themselves to ask other people to wear black?
My response, "It's 11am, I've already changed my clothes twice today" I love President Faust, so much that I'd wake up during general conference to listen to his talk, take copious notes, then get right back to my nap when the Primary President took the stand.
Faust gave some great talks, chalk full of insight, and love. There has to be a better way to pay respect than dressing like you work at a NY ad agency. Maybe, the best way to pay respect to President Faust would be to re-read his talks and live his teachings.
At my mother's funeral, she wants us to wear white, listen to the Supremes and eat Sees candies. My funeral has a time limit of 1 hour, followed by a day wakeboarding in my honor. We may want to re-thing mourning someone's loss, and instead celebrating their life and their legacy.
I'll miss President Faust, he was like your grandpa, who twice a year gave you really good advice.
When you pass how would you like people to remember you? Tears and moaning or celebrating that you lived?