There are certain advantages to waking up early, in a sleep-deprived state.

Actually, there aren’t , but I’m trying to be positive about it

I just listened to Maria Callas sing La Habanera from Bizet’s Carmen

Now Anna Netrebko is singing an aria by Donizetti. One of my secret pleasures is bel canto opera. This is all from YouTube. Moving on to Gounod and Faust, Netrebko again is holding forth.

Serenity is creeping back into my soul.

There is no plague.

There are no politicians, no pederast priests, no children kill themselves.

There is hope.