When I was fairly young, I dreamed of someday being an architect. I had visions of designing grand and glorious buildings. The only factor that stopped me from seeking to fulfill that dream was an absolute and utter lack of even the slightest smidgin of talent — something that, I freely grant, hasn’t stopped certain others from entering the field (or even from having considerable success in it).
By the time I was sixteen or so, when I first read Ayn Rand’s novel The Fountainhead, I had already abandoned any and all ambition of creating architecture. But that novel, which is based (sometimes quite loosely and sometimes surprisingly faithfully, if one may use the word faith in connection with Ayn Rand!) on the life of the young Frank Lloyd Wright, didn’t diminish my interest in architecture.
And, in fact, I’ve long loved Frank Lloyd Wright’s work in particular (along with his son Lloyd Wright’s Wayfarers Chapel along the Pacific shore of Southern California).
By that time, though, I had also become quite committed to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and what I most wished that I could have done was to have designed temples.
I cannot begin to express my admiration for people who are capable of creating such wonderful buildings.
I realize that I’m a bit late in taking notice of this — I’ve been traveling — but some of you may be unaware of what President Nelson said in Detroit on Sunday:
From Newfoundland, Canada: “Devastating Fire Creates New Friendships and Opportunities”
From Ontario, Canada: “Community Interfaith Service Highlights Peace and Unity”
This is fun:
Posted from Canmore, Alberta, Canada