I am listening to CBC broadcast the Operalia competition run by Placido Domingo. There are 42 world-class singers, all in their late 20’s, who already have careers and are already artists, singing for artistic directors of the world’s best opera houses. Talk about inspiration. Is this where I will be 3 or 4 years from now? What alot of growing I have done, and what alot of growing I will have to do to make it to this level. You can tell by their sound and their energy that they are used to singing in front of an audience, that they love their work and take it seriously, and that they love their audience. In these last senses, I am already one of them.