. . . is paved with yellow bricks.
And rumor has it if you follow it, while holding to the iron rod, you will find either your heart, your brain or your courage to say what you need to say.
And if you're really lucky you might find your grail.
I think I may have had a revelation that I'm going to find my grail in Utah. I'm pretty sure it was a revelation because I was watching the BYU Channel at the time. And also because I think the heavens opened and I think Gad spoke to me.
I think he told me that in Utah the field is white and ready to harvest and that if I thrust in my sickle I might find my grail.
I don't know the first thing about harvesting or sickles, but I'm ready to learn. No longer will I be a teacher, but instead I will be a student.
If master says Wax on! I will say As you wish, master. If master says Wax off! I will say As you wish, master. And if master says Wax poetic! I will say As! You! Wish! Master!
It's kind of exciting to have a mission. And to be headed for the mission field.
The first thing I need to learn is the language. I've picked up a few words from the BYU Channel: Neat and tons. I'm not sure what they mean but I can use them in a sentence:
"There are tons of neat things about Provo."
Another thing I've learned from the BYU Channel is that the people in Utah are great salesmen. They could sell me a testimony if I needed one. I think it's because they understand the art of the intensifier.
Random example: (More effective if said with a Nacho Libre accent.)
"Marriage is SOOOO neat! It is the BEST! It is the MOST bee-U-tiful thing EVER! Marriage is FANTASTIC! I am MUCH HAPPIER than you. For JUST 10% of your income a month you too can live happily ever after in perpetual blissfulness like me."
(Any similarities to actual conversations living or dead is purely coincidental.)
I have also observed that Utahns are great motivational speakers and I'm SUPER excited about the possibility of living next door to a Chris Farley, (if Chris Farley didn't live in a van down by the river. And if Chris Farley understood the commitment pattern and was a singles ward bishop. And if Chris Farley said "MOST bee-U-tiful thing EVER!" when he talked about marriage.)
Anyways, here's hoping I find my grail in Utah.