The last several months have been a whirlwind for me. Early morning and late nights have meant very little "me" time, with my mind and body suffering for it. I finally got a chance to catch my breath last night for about an hour while my wife and daughters were having a salon night at home working on their hair.
Flipping through the channels, I happened to catch the PBS replay of the Ernani opera at the Metropolitan Opera House. Now, I've never been to an opera, but I'm not exactly a stranger to classical opera-style signing. Having taken voice lessons from an opera vocal coach (never really followed through after the first semester), I know that it takes a lot of effort on top of talent to make it.
So, I briefly watched the opera, and listened to the actors perform their parts after years of training and months of rehearsal.
As they sang of love and murder plots, I marveled at their talent and kept coming back to the same thought.
"I have a structured settlement and I need cash now!"
I am so sorry.