Between Einstein and King:
To Recall Mother Teresa from
Salt Lake City, Utah
"Mariana, look at the wall. Mother Teresa is between Albert Einstein and
Dr Martin Luther King."
We were still in the Utah College of Massage Therapy, both with wide smiles after 1
hour excellent work of College students on our bodies. If you live in Salt Lake and like
massages, it is almost impossible often or rarer not to visit on the weekends this
School - one of the most popular in USA and probably the best in the world. Luckily, its
Downtown building is just 2 blocks from my home, so waking up at 6 AM on Sunday to
go on massage is my favorite Holiday start. I even don't read the new e-mails received
during the night and early morning.
Mother Teresa is from the Balkans - born on 26 August 1910 in Skopie, Macedonia, in
a family of Albanian descendant. Since I have been in process of building my
webpages on Prehistoric sites in the Balkans and during the last days worked on
Macedonia, seeing Mother Teresa between Einstein and King was such an excitement
for me. We, the Bulgarians, are close cultural descendants of her. I was especially
impressed by the willing of the anonymous author of the project to place next to each
other a genius in science, a genius in everyday life and a genius in politics. This my
social brain twin thought exactly like me - most important is the achieved high quality of
life and not where one exercises this quality. The Nobel Prizes received by Professor
Einstein, Mother Teresa and Dr King compliment this module of thinking although there
will be other who will disagree and would prefer to think in the standards of social
stratigraphy and layering of the society.
So, this Sunday started with such enjoyment that after going back home I just could not
continue the day on the computer. The weather was nice and sunny, and I decided to
take last Autumn 2008 pictures in my neighborhood to put them together with Mother
Teresa from the Utah College on my website to show all of you, the visitors of this
webpage, that in Salt Lake we think globally - Mother Teresa is as genius as Einstein
Athropology of Salt Lake City
|Last Autumn Days in Salt Lake City Just after Thanksgiving, Sunday, November 30th, 2008
Sunday, 11-30-08. Early afternoon in front of Belvedere in Salt
Lake Downtown. First I met a young lady running and enjoying the
From the website of the O.O. Tanner "Making Downtown
... In 1976, Obert Tanner fulfilled a dream by opening a
retail jewelry store in downtown Salt Lake City, and the rest,
as the saying goes, is history. From then until now, O.C.
Tanner has spared no effort to secure the finest available
products, a commitment that includes buying trips which span
O.C. Tanner has been serving the people of Salt Lake City not
only as evidenced by the retail firm’s reputation for quality,
selection, and impeccable service, but through a genuine and
long-standing commitment to the city, especially the downtown
area. The recent decision to maintain a downtown location when
the store moved and expanded is but one measure of that civic
pride and devotion.
|Salt Lake Downtown. A few cars on the crossroad by Eagle Gate.
South Temple, Salt Lake Downtown. During the week I go to one of
the genealogy companies on this street. But on some of Sundays-
this is my favorite walking distance to the Utah College of Massage
The last flowers before winter.
|Carlton Hotel Inn & Suites is a small hotel in my Salt Lake Downtown neighborhood. I believe many tourists and guests of Salt Lake prefer to have rooms in such
hotels instead in some big nearby like Little America or The Grand America.
"All human values can be
classified as follows: in social
relations, goodness comes
first; in personal beliefs, truth
comes first; and in life’s
everyday joys, beauty comes
--Obert C. Tanner
Obert grew up dirt poor in a family of 10 children, but
through innate intelligence, education and hard work,
became a multi-millionaire jeweler in Salt Lake City.
Tanner founded the O. C. Tanner Company in 1927 to
manufacture jewelry, and provide class rings and pins to
honor the achievements of high-school graduates. His
goal was to award individuals for their accomplishments.
(He seldom talked about profits.) Today, in addition to
selling beautiful jewelry, O. C. Tanner Company provides
recognition award programs to some 10,000 companies
reaching millions of employees in 170 countries.
The Worldly Philosophers, Vol.1, Number 21
|South Temple, Salt Lake Downtown. On the right is the building of Universal Genealogy Center - one of the best genealogy companies in the world which provides
research on genealogy from the USA and all countries abroad. The Family History Library, where most of the researchers work, possesses millions of films from all
over the world. In addition, correspondence and filed trips help to find ancestors even from most impossible places.
331 E. South Temple. We can read on the website of the The Cathedral of the Madaleine:
"Led by The Right Reverend Lawrence Scanlan, Salt Lake City's first bishop, construction on the cathedral
on South Temple began in 1899 and was completed in 1909. Architects Carl Neuhausen and Bernard
Mecklenburg combined a predominantly Romanesque exterior with a Gothic interior on the structure. A $9.7
million renovation begun in 1991 substantially enhanced and strengthened the structure. The renewed
building was rededicated on February 21, 1993, and the cathedral is listed on both the Utah and national
registers of historic places." (http://www.saltlakecathedral.org/about.php)
The Cathedral is one of the most beautiful historical buildings in Salt Lake. On Sunday the cathedral's lovely
chimes are almost the only entertainment in Salt Lake Downtown. During my afternoon round walk from
State Street to South Temple, 300 East, 100 South and back to State Street, I heard The Madeleine's chimes
South Temple, Downtown Salt Lake (260 East South Temple). Turning to the right to cross the street and enter
the building of Utah College of Massage Therapy, on my right side is Larking Mortuary. It may sound funny, but
I always look at this building with alleviation that even the Mortuary House is close to my home. Everybody dies
and I don't look at death catastrophically, probably because try to live every minute of my life meaningfully.
From the website of Larkin Mortuary at http://www.larkinmortuary.com/:
A respected name in the Utah business community, Larkin Mortuary is the largest
family-owned and operated, independent funeral home in Utah. With six generations of
family involvement and over 120 years of personalized, compassionate service, Larkin is
vertically integrated to provide convenient, comprehensive services, including: complete
funeral arrangements; pre-need planning; mausoleum entombment; cremation; cemetery
property; vaults, monuments and markers through Rocky Mountain Monument &
Vault; and floral arrangements by The Rose Shop. Our knowledgeable staff is available
24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week. You can depend on us to assist you in any way.
300 E, Salt Lake Downtown. Here we are in the building of the Utah College of Massage Therapy. Many clients have been waiting to pay in the
front part of the building or for available students in the waiting room. As a matter of fact, we all volunteer the students to get their practice
hours without which they cannot complete the education program. But they all are so good, then, the benefit is mutual. One hour massage is
only $25.00, although we prefer to go when we receive invitations for 2x1, that means a half price.
Utah College of Massage Therapy, 300 E, Salt Lake Downtown. Mother Teresa and me. We are both from
the Balkans with common cultural roots of very ancient cultures and rich civilizations. It is believed that the
Albanians even relate to the ancient Illyrian tribes speaking language with Thraco-Illyrian roots (see e.g.
Ironically, early in the morning this Sunday, waiting for my massage, I was reading "Humors and Substances. Ideas of the Body in New Guinea." by Pamela J
Stewart and Andrew Strathern. At the very beginning both authors made generalization that since 1990s two directions of writings in the anthropological literature
have been proliferated: to see the body as a register of cultural values and social forces (1), and stressing "the experiential and active role of the body in shaping
personal senses of agency" (Stewart and Strathern 2001:i). Both author have been discussing in this book the humoral set of ideas about the body of New Guinea
Highlanders (inid., 1 sq.). Later the posters at ULTM made me read more about the research of Ida Rolf and her Structural Integration. In such way my Sunday
became a day of new layers of enculturation.
Salt Lake, Downtown. The buildings on the left and right of the Utah College of Massage Therapy. In learned going inside in Cafe
that in fact it is non-for profit organization One World Everybody Eats (http://www.oneworldeverybodyeats.com/).
From the website of One World Everybody Eats:
* We are dedicated to eliminating world hunger.
* We are dedicated to serving organic unprocessed food.
* We are dedicated to feeding and including all members of our community.
* We are dedicated to eliminating waste in the food industry.
* We believe that we can trust our customers to be inspired, honest and fair in their exchange of money and/or work for the
fresh, gourmet, organic food we prepare both mindfully and in a heartfelt way each day.
* We will keep believing ...
On the way home from south, my last stop was Nostalgia - our favorite Cafe on 100 S. Even on Sunday students like Brittany Dame (right, a student of
geology) have been studying in this Cafe on the walls of which there is always good art. I could not learn the name of the artist whose pictures were on
the wall, but obviously he or she travelled in Europe.
Many of us design in their thoughts almost every moment of Sundays. And very often our arrangements just break because of
those unexpected moments that turn down all plans and make the regular Sunday one of the days to remember for long time
or forever. Although Mother Teresa have been always a precious image in my mind, today on Sunday, seeing her on the wall
in the context of Salt Lake Downtown and between Einstein and King, her manifestation added a new eternal ray of my
emotional incorporation not only with the people of Salt Lake, but with the material and invisible (biographical) culture in my
From Salt Lake,
In Nostalgia this Sunday I also met Laurie who is a professional photographer and has her own website at www.photographybylaurie.biz which I
visited at home with interest. The most I liked the pictures from the Philosophy Gallery. Who knows? We may find time one Sunday together to visit
some other precious places of Salt Lake and she may teach me to make better pictures of Salt Lake.