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.
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.
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.