Boyd Matheson: President Russell M. Nelson and little Clara show how to live life in crescendo

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  • 1covey Salt Lake City, UT
    April 5, 2019 6:48 p.m.

    Ravel's Bolero is an example of continual crescendo, poco a poco, of course. But don't discount the other dynamics. Silence can be powerful. I'm not sure that life is monotonically increasing for us mere mortals.

  • water rocket , 00
    April 4, 2019 10:53 a.m.

    However we live our lives, we should all be striving to live in such a way that those seeing how we live will want to follow our example. To do this well means that true leaders literally lift others up. The ultimate example of this is Jesus Christ, who has lifted so many , who also lift others. I have been "lifted" by some extraordinary people, and in turn, I hope to be able to lift others. I am not very good at it (yet), but by seeing what President Nelson is doing, I am inspired to do more.

  • SueAverett Pleasant Grove, UT
    April 3, 2019 10:06 p.m.

    Boyd— This is the most beautiful prose I have read in a long time. The musical references are heard in my mind. You are gifted in so many ways that blesses all of us. President Nelson is such a great prophet. Thank you for writing about him and little Clara. And, I will remember to think about my life as a crescendo that is building to that great and eternal climax as you so beautifully described. Thank you for this gift tonight.