Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Thoughts on April 15

The day that Abraham Lincoln died.

The day that the Titanic sunk.

The day that taxes are due.

My birthday. What a day!

As I observed in my Facebook status update for today: I am discovering that the middle age birthdays are kinda non-entities -- you're too old to think of them with joyful anticipation, too young to think of them anxiously as making death more imminent. The result: a regular day like any other -- no parties, no laments.

Though I did go with my oldest daughter to see Verdi's La Traviata at the Mahalia Jackson Performing Arts Center today. That was unexpected and a nice way to end the day. I have to say, though, that I thought La Traviata was a bit slow and boring at points. I much prefer Bizet's Carmen and Mozart's Don Giovanni to Verdi's La Traviata.

Tomorrow starts the SECOLAS Conference. It lasts throughout the weekend. Which means I probably will get only minimal time on the blog -- perhaps only just to post Christopher_Taylor's weekly contribution to The Huck Upchuck. We'll see.

Now, seeing as I have to get up early to DJ my early morning Classical Music show on WTUL, it's off to bed. Peace.


StanW said...

Happy Birthday, Huck.

I wish you all the best!

Julie P said...

Happy Birthday!

Huck said...

Thanks, StanW and Julie! I appreciate the well wishes. Lord knows I can use them!