The current draft of Altitude Sickness is sending me cosmic messages to step back for a bit. So I am doing just that. In this interim, I am going to the opera. Last week, I saw Janacek’s Jenufa when a friend had an extra ticket and invited me. Wonderful performance and nice surprise–I wouldn’t have chosen it. In three more weeks, back to Santa Fe for this summer’s production of Cosi Fan Tutte. Another Mozart opera, Don Giovanni, plays a role in Altitude Sickness so operatic activity during this manuscript composting time is perhaps just what the Writing Doctor ordered.