I’m in dress rehearsals this week for the opera and unless I feel so moved to write that I am willing to significantly decrease my window of opportunity to sleep- I won’t be spending much time here.
I made a valiant effort but so far motivation, a sufficiency of time, and a functioning internet connection have just not been present in the same place at the same time. The ducks just aren’t lining up- in fact- they’re running off in different directions while I run after trying to put them in a box with no lid.
I wanted to share a couple of wonderful events-
First- last summer I worked on a project for American Experience on Native Americans called We Shall Remain. I’m very proud of the work I did on it and it’s a beautifully done series. You can read about my experiences here and here. It airs on PBS, in most places on Monday. (My local station shows it on Thursday) My episode will air the week of April 27.
Second- I just saw The Audition which is a documentary about the 2007 Young Artists Auditions at the Metropolitan Opera. Ryan Smith, who died last November and was a beloved member of the Atlanta Opera family, was one of the finalists. All of the singers are incredible and the suspense and tension of the film will hold your attention even if you don’t care about opera and already know the outcome like I did. It’s American Idol with class.
I have to post a couple of pictures just because I spent too much time this weekend trying to get them to load. !@#$%^ computer, !@#$%^ no wireless, !@#$%^ dial up
Looks like spring, don’t it? It’s deceptive. It snowed the day these were taken. Right now, it’s hailing. Mother Nature, I think, must be behind my ducks getting out of line.