Musical Monday: Cast Thy Burden Upon The Lord





I chose my little song today based on some time I spent on Saturday.

Yesterday I penciled in some "me" time and took a long drive up to the Oquirrh Mountain Temple and back home, by way of the west side of Utah Lake (on the recommendation of friends). I was in a dress, having attended a baptism in the morning, but I climbed into my car, kicked off my heels, and started driving. I listened to classical music and just let the thoughts bang around in my head. All is well enough, but there are small cycles of struggle, right? Some new financial obligations, growing children, bang, bang, bang.

The west side of the lake was so rugged and abandoned. It was therapeutic to drive on smoothly paved roads through miles of crunchy dry grass and skittering grasshoppers. At one point I got out of the car to take some photos in a field only to find that there were literally hundreds of little spiders popping out of their hiding places that I had disturbed. A lightening-quick sprint back to my bug-free car left me laughing at myself, glad I was in the wilderness where nobody could see my arachnophobia. But the laugh felt good, and I plugged on until I rounded the south side of the lake into a little farming town called Elberta. Rusted tractors, orchards, old ladies ordering strawberry shakes as I stood in line at a walk-up window to get a soda and some food. Cute ladies who pulled their crisp one-dollar bills from their pockets.

And then as I approached my neighborhood, the overwhelming feeling that I was loved and remembered. I don't need to bear even the smallest personal concerns all by myself. There is someone that is constant. He wants to lift the weight.

Cast Thy Burden Upon The Lord

15 comments

Connie | July 6, 2009 at 4:14 AM

I've missed your musical mondays. Another beautiful song!
Looks like you had a good trip to the Oquirrh Temple and back.

gigi | July 6, 2009 at 6:11 AM

I love these kinds of little trips. Seen to rejuvenate our souls and help us look head more positivly. Make it a great week.

Jenny | July 6, 2009 at 6:37 AM

We have decided to go to see the new temple.

What a wonderful,peace filled trip. I love those moments.

Barbaloot | July 6, 2009 at 8:39 AM

Sounds like a lovely drive...I may have to check it out myself. Especially if those strawberry shakes are still around...?

heather | July 6, 2009 at 8:42 AM

Thank you. I needed that little reminder this morning.

Kimberly | July 6, 2009 at 11:14 AM

So, so lovely!

Mrs4444 | July 6, 2009 at 1:06 PM

So beautiful. I love the a Capella format. That was rich.

On a funnier note, the song scared the crap out of me; I had pushed play and got distracted. When the humming started, I thought it was Kendall behind me, and I was really startled!

Erin | July 6, 2009 at 2:31 PM

What a neat post! I loved reading about your trip around Utah Lake, kicking off your shoes and your arachnophobia. Thank you for sharing this!

CHERRANNE | July 6, 2009 at 2:57 PM

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A MUSICAL MONDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So glad that You have done another, Kaz! SO EXCITING! And what a BEAUTIFUL job. The song is sublime. Thanks!

wendy | July 6, 2009 at 4:35 PM

Yay, your songs are back. very nice. that is something we all need to remember I guess

Heather of the EO | July 6, 2009 at 5:08 PM

Oh Kazzy, that was just so GOOD. At the beginning when you ooooooh, Asher was ooooohing with you. It gave me chills. :)

And reminded me to hurry up and send you what we talked about. Sheesh, I'm slow.

Love you to pieces,
Heather

Midge | July 6, 2009 at 8:36 PM

Love that drive on the west side. We drive it often just to get away.

Another beautiful song. You are so talented and I want to be like you when I grow up.

Eowyn | July 9, 2009 at 12:39 PM

Beautiful! I love me time, especially if it includes nature.

Heidi Ashworth | July 11, 2009 at 1:46 PM

Boy, am I ever behind on things! Gorgeous, as always. Loved the illustrated story that goes with it . . .

Marivic | July 19, 2009 at 8:01 PM

I love reading this Musical Monday on a Sunday evening. Beautiful music and angelic voice. And I'm glad for you that you were able to have a meaningful "me" time and came upon and was able to share your beautiful insight.