as of 3 PM today I am officially tethered to Rigoletto. orchestra parts arrived by the world's slowest post this afternoon; the official deadline to have them to the orchestra is the end of next week. ordinarily a set of parts takes three weeks to mark. you see the problem here.
in the meantime, be inspired by Maira Kalman's ode to abe lincoln. I've been meaning to post it here for a couple of weeks. I found it utterly charming.