This is blog post 100. I can hardly believe it.
I hope you have had as much fun reading the posts and listening to the music as I have putting them together!
I want to thank all of my readers, whether you are visiting for the first time (welcome!) or have joined me mid-flight. I would like to especially thank those of you who have been there from the launch (and before). I have enjoyed sharing what I have found with you, and hope you have shared it with your friends. I value your comments and encourage you to join the conversation!
Breaking news! Catapulting into Classical is now flying into Facebook! There is now a freshly-minted Facebook page for the blog. It’s yet another venue to see the posts and share your comments and findings.
You can also find interesting content on Twitter (@CintoClassical). The Twitter feed can also be viewed at the bottom right corner of the blog.
But now let’s talk about you, the readers! You come from 89 countries (that’s right—89!).
Among you are people from all walks of life, all education levels, speaking a myriad of languages.
All of you love music.
Some of you don’t play an instrument. Some say they can’t carry a tune. Some don’t read music. Others are composers, conductors, music teachers, musicians of all sorts.
All are welcome here.
There are physicists, programmers, teachers, doctors, business people, and artists in your midst, and more folks whose occupations are unknown to me.
Whether you wield a torque wrench, a hammer, a scalpel, or a keyboard, we all put on a CD or LP, or stream, or attend concerts, and we all get caught up in the music.
Some of you are jumping into your cars to go to work (or maybe you’re coming home from work, depending on your time zone) and turning on the radio, or popping in a CD. Parents might be playing some Mozart for their little ones.
We can all sing in the shower or car and pretend we’re at La Scala. Those other drivers staring at you are just jealous!
There are Haiku enthusiasts and micropoets, essayists, and novelists.
Readers, I appreciate each and every one of you, and I’m happy you’re here!