On January 14, The New York Times, contained an obituary for Richard Versalle, 63, a tenor with the Metropolitan Opera. He died on stage during the premiere of "The Makropulos Case." The Times reports, "Mr. Versalle, who, in the opening scene, was singing the role of Vitek, an elderly clerk in a law firm, fell 10 feet from a sliding ladder he had mounted to place a file for a century-old legal case back into its drawer. As he sang the words 'Too bad you can only live so long,' his voice faltered and he fell to the floor..."
All these are reminders of the truth of the Psalmist's words: "Lord, teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts to wisdom."
©C. David Hess