Henry, you knew it would hurt him, you just didn’t know how badly.

First off, I want to apologize for the last minute hiatus last week. My father-in-law died last week and we had to scramble to visit and take care of funeral arrangements. It was pretty sudden so I wasn’t prepared to have the pages up in time. While I didn’t know my father-in-law for as long as my husband did, he was a good, kind man as well as father and grandfather. He will be missed greatly, but he’s no longer suffering so that was a blessing.

Also, thank you to everyone who voted for me in the Snow by Night art contest. I didn’t make it past the second round, but I was happy to get that far. I appreciate every single vote you guys gave me.

This page was greatly inspired by an opera I watched a few weeks ago. It was an Expressionist version of Tristan and Isolde and the staging was extremely interesting, especially the shapes created by the background. Some of that influence trickled down into this page. My husband has been getting interested in opera lately so we’ve been filling up our netflix queue with a lot of them. I love musical theater, but opera not quite as much. Part of it is due to the language barrier, but part of it is the music. Tristan and Isolde was especially difficult to listen to because of how the music hung on a lot of dissonance (I learned a new word today; thank you Wikipedia!).