You know, I’m pretty sure when the universe gave me the Your Next Life forms I checked off “the easy life.” Yeah, I totally did. Alright, alright, I do have an easy life. (I’m writing an article about reincarnation.)
I bring this up because we’re about to start working on the second half of the Credo in Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis. I just listened to it and I’m pretty sure these vocal gymnastics are physically impossible. I think I’m listening to robots singing. In Beethoven’s time he must have enlisted aliens.
Oh Beethoven, who do you hate us so?? Actually, I can’t wait for the day when I can do this. I not kidding about my fear, I wonder if I can do this, but I really hope I can. It’s glorious.
This is the building next door to mine. Isn’t this a pretty little building? I wonder what it looks like inside. It has this nice little pathway on the left as you can see, which goes back to a courtyard. Maybe that was for horses back in the day.