"(Nicholas Smith, who is the former South Carolina Philharmonic conductor and has worked with the Palmetto Opera) was discussing the da capo style of singing), and the ornamentation (on the repeat of the same lines), and I was reminded of running (North) 29th Avenue at the (Bi-Lo Myrtle Beach) Marathon (XI February 16):"
"The first two times (going eastbound) around it seemed flat, but the final time around (westbound to the finish) it was a climb -- I was dehydrated and weak, and headed towards the finish."
-- me, to my voice teacher Sunday night. She was singing in "Opera on the Nile," a selection of opera selections based in Egypt (or so, Nicholas thought!).