Last night got away from me. I got home, went for a bicycle ride with DH, came home and ate dinner, candled the eggs in the incubator (29 out of 30 were fertile and starting to grow into chicks!) and sort of cleaned out my satchel. Before I knew it, it was after 9 PM, and fearing I may turn into a pumpkin, I headed out to the Happy Chicken’s abode, collected eggs and then went to bed. I fully intended to write and it just… got away from me.
BUT, this morning after logging into my email, I had a message from a friend about a song they really liked (can’t name friend or song because they threatened bodily harm if I revealed) and that got me to thinking about a song that truly brings me to tears whenever I hear it, Andrea Bocelli’s, Con te partirò, in duet with Sara Brightman.
When this song plays, the world stops and I am entranced at the words, the melody, the music… it envelopes me and before too long I find myself with tears slipping down my cheeks and the need for a tissue. Once upon a time, I thought it’d be a good career to be an opera singer (okay, that is still one of my dream jobs), and there are days that I can’t help myself, and sing along with Ms. Brightman. You can’t do justice to the song when you’re sitting, you have to stand up so there is room for air to allow the big notes to come out. I wasn’t really able to belt out the music, complete with vibrato, until I was in my mid- to late-20’s, and one day as I was singing along and heard the vibrato in my voice, I was truly surprised – complete with Cheshire Cat smile.
So thank you unnamed friend… I blame you for messing up my mascara this morning!
Incidentally… I wouldn’t normally “put my face on” for working at Super Fantastic Gutter Company, but I’m heading out with friends this evening for a twice yearly local event and… well – I want to look presentable. I was asked if I had a job interview this morning by a coworker; you know, they keep asking if I’m happy here, and taking me to lunch. I think I’m being wooed!