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Retirement Plans: Choir

This vacation is essentially pre-retirement.  I am rested and feeling great with another week off until I return for the six-month grind until retirement.  With that I’ve been thinking about all of the things that I’ve been wanting to do but unable because of work.

For a number of years I sang with a wonderful community choir, Choral Spectrum in Oberlin.  Singing with them was a true joy.   To create something so much greater than oneself was a truly spiritual experience.  Unfortunately when the company I work for went public, the hours I worked went through the roof.  I seldom got off work before 7:30pm and many times much later.  This made it impossible to go to practice sessions that lasted from 7 to 9pm every Monday.  I’m not complaining, it was just the was it was.  I hated quitting.

I’ve missed the choir a great deal and after retirement look forward to returning to it.   I just went to their website and my picture is still on the homepage.