See... See... The heavens smile!
So sings Neptune in Act 4 of the Tempest, my favorite opera by Henry Purcell.
And the heavens did smile at me a few days ago, when I won tickets to the Met to see the open dress rehearsal of Anna Bolena with Anna Netrebko in the title role today!
Sadly but naturally, I could not go for a number of reasons. Nor could I transfer the tickets to any of you, my friends, because there was supposed to be my name on the envelop. Thus, the tickets just got released when I did not show up at the Met’s box office to collect them.
The good news though is that never again will I claim myself to be unlucky or state that I never win anything!
If I could be so lucky as to win free Met tickets, the heavens did smile at me! And guess what? I smiled right back at them!