Saturday, August 8, 2009

Love/Hate LA

After a fantastic evening with Bon-Bon and the Winner, watching one of the silliest, perverse, random, British and uproariously hilarious Tony Award-winning musicals ever, Monty Python's Spamalot, I was walking out of the Ahmanson Theatre to my car, still humming the tunes to "Find Your Grail," when I stopped dead in my tracks to find an absolutely beautiful view of LA's finest nightline. I immediately took out my camera and snapped the shot above.

As much as I know my heart belongs in another location, another city, as much as I wish to be anywhere but here right now, I also know that God has placed me around southern California for a reason. I'm just a little anxious to find out what that reason is. Just a little.

Just something to make taking ballroom dancing classes, driving a minimum of an hour whenever I want to go anywhere worthwhile, overhearing pampered twenty-somethings complain that the apartment their parents bought for them at the luxurious Villas near the Miracle Mile is too small, and being the only person to long for an umbrella when the sun is beaming worthwhile.

That gorgeous view of Downtown LA helps.

Ephesians 5:15 - 17
"Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is."

2 Corinthians 4:17-18
"For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal."