So today is the last day of November and the end of NaBloPoMo. I planned to write about that today, but I find that I need to deal with a different kind of ending- I have to go to a memorial service today.
No, since you are probably asking, it’s not a family member. It’s a member of the opera family. A very sweet, humble, and hard working young man with a beautiful voice named Ryan Smith. He tried very hard to have a career in music and after a lot of set backs and disappointments he won the Met competition in 2007 just a few months before he would have been too old to enter. You can read more about Ryan here. His death is a true tragedy in the opera community, to everyone who knew him, and we will all miss him a lot.
So since we are also at the end of the Fall season when the year begins to die and the time will soon come when:
The last leaf is gone and the glory has gone out of the sky*
I will finish up this month with a few last pictures of Autumn Glory:
*T. S. Eliot