It seems with job hunting and knitting and getting used to life in Oregon, I have forgotten I had a blog. Hmmm... I think it may be time to get caught up a little.
Last November David and I went to New York to see some operas at the Met. The weekend included Il Trittico and Turandot by Puccini, and The House of the Dead by Janacek. All three operas were just amazing, each in it's own way. And since meeting David and his love of opera, I've learned a lot about some of the current performers, so it was cool to see artists we've seen before or have heard on the Saturday morning broadcasts.
One of the fun things you also see at the Met is the audience: furs, diamonds, expensive suits or tuxedos, and the make-up and hair that goes with them. Sometimes they are SO tasteful and classic, and then... sometimes not. You see all ranges of ages from teenager to octagenarian, and their taste in style is very different. On one of our first trips (which was the Opening Gala with Renee Fleming), we saw an amazing shawl made out of fabric yo-yo's - those little circles of fabric that quilts are made out of. They were all in a copper color, and in many different sizes, so the shawl actually looked more like a rag than an article of clothing (which I'm sure was very expensive...).
At any rate, in the last trip, we saw this group of younger opera goers - maybe in their late 20's or early 30's. One of the men was very handsome, with a shaved head, which added to his appeal. As they passed, I noticed that he had a vertical strip of hair on the back of his head that was quite full and bushy. then was they got farther passed us, I noticed that it wasn't just a strip, but the letter "L"... He went out onto the balcony at the front of the lobby, so David and I decided to go out and get a closer look. David thought it would be fun to get a picture to share:
Yeah, you never know what you're going to see in public, even at the Metropolitan Opera. We still haven't figured out what the "L" could stand for - maybe you have some ideas.
Next time, some knitting from the fall and winter. Stay tuned!