Surrounded by white, my thoughts are blank.
No colors to distract me, or remind me of the world
outside these sacred doors.
A world which, in fact, I live in.
A world where I grew up,
skinned my knees,
wore glasses,
read Whitman
and fell in love.

This world then, where, in fact, I live
is only steps away.
Concrete, and fiberglass stop me from seeing outside.
And the white in this room helps me forget that world.
Instead, I am in the present,
and I can feel my soul,
and everything makes sense.
And the white tells me, just for an instant,
that this world is where I really belong.

(Where Kevin and I got married. The most beautiful place on this earth)


Heather said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE Mands!!! If I die before you, will you write a poem for my funeral?

Diana Smith said...

Agreed, the most beautiful place ever!!

Erin said...

Beautiful. I've never been to Salt Lake City, but have seen many photos of the temple.

kara lynn said...

beautiful! your words are so inspiring and true!

xox thanks

Logan, Christa and Autumn said...

Mandy you really do have a gift with words. That was beautiful.

Julie Carol Standley said...

Mandy I LOVE this. You are a talented writer.
I've only been a few times since trav and i were married 3 months ago. It's an incredible feeling to be with your husband in the temple.

7upkels said...

I think this is one of the most beautiful things you've ever written Mandy! I can only imagine how beautiful it is to have a wedding in the Salt Lake Temple. I can't wait.

Texting you about yoga tonight... I don't know if I can go Saturday morning because I might be spending the night in Spanish Fork. But whether or not we do yoga, we still need to get together!

Love Cami. said...

this made me tear up. just lovely.

Lovely Little Nest said...

oooh what a beautiful location for a wedding! :)

And thank you for you kind comments on my pictures. Photography is so much fun! I'm based out of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Here are some links to my photo blog and facebook:



Melissa said...

This was beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Shelby Lou said...

So pretty! I love this piece of writing! Salt Lake Temple is beautiful! My favorite is Las Vegas, with Provo as a close second. It's okay to have favorite's right?

katrina said...

your words are beautiful.

love, sam & chas said...

Just found your blog...LOVE IT! BEAUTIMOUS imagery! And i'd have to agree with you about this temple. the best.