So many possibilities

So after my 4 days at Shenandoah, I have beat my time (a PB) twice, made a trip back to Milwaukee to close out my house before our long-await sale, and come back to Baltimore.

On the trip to Milwaukee, I was hit by a semi. I was driving along in my MINI Cooper, and I’d been thinking about how much I really enjoyed the solitude of driving. It was somewhat meditative and I really enjoyed it. By that point, I had been driving about 8 hours, and if all had gone well, I anticipated another 4.5 hours of driving.

And then I saw a red and white panel bearing down on me. It was a CVS truck which had moved into the left lane to avoid a pothole (which I hit) and was moving back into the right lane – but I was there. In response to either my horn or my screamed obscenities (don’t remember which happened first), he didn’t run me over, but he did make contact with my tiny little car in two places – driver’s door (a small dent and two big scratched) and my driver’s side rear wheel well (huge – I have a wheel print on my car from where he hooked into it and tore off my wheel well cover). But the car was driveable.

The next day I got up early and went for a run. People wondered if I would feel any discomfort from the accident – no. In fact, that was my fastest time yet. Running made me feel grateful that I was alive, that I could move, and that the accident, which on paper sounds horrible (Semi vs. MINI Cooper), wasn’t really all that bad.

So now I’m thinking of possibilities – I have time available to me. Do I want to do a DMA? Is it worth it?

Published by Mezzoid Voice Studio

Christine Thomas-O'Meally, a mezzo soprano and voice teacher currently based in the Baltimore-DC area, has performed everything from the motets of J.S. Bach to the melodies of Irving Berlin to the minimalism of Philip Glass. As an opera singer and actress, she has appeared with companies such as Charm City Players, Spotlighters Theatre, Chicago Opera Theater, Opera Theater of Northern Virginia, Opera North, the Washington Savoyards, In Tandem Theatre, Windfall Theater, The Young Victorian Theater of Baltimore, and Skylight Opera Theatre. She created the role of The Woman in Red in Dominick Argento’s Dream of Valentino in its world premiere with the Washington Opera and Mary Pickersgill in O'er the Ramparts at its world premiere during the Bicentennial of Battle of Baltimore at the Community College of Baltimore County. Other roles include Mrs. Paroo in Music Man, Mother Abbess in Sound of Music, Dorabella in Cosi Fan Tutte, Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro, both Hansel and the Witch in Hansel & Gretel, and many roles in Gilbert & Sullivan operettas. Her performance as the Housekeeper in Man of La Mancha was honored with a WATCH award nomination. Ms. Thomas-O'Meally received an M.M. in vocal performance from the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore. She regularly attends master classes and workshops in both performance and vocal pedagogy, and is certified in all three Levels of Somatic Voicework™ The LoVetri Method. Her students have performed on national and international tours of Broadway productions, at prestigious conservatories, and in regional theater throughout the country.

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