With the passing of tenor Luciano Pavarotti, number 36 on my list of things I must do before I die, has been removed. I just waited too long to make it happen, having actually passed over a chance to sit in the first few rows, when he performed here in Vancouver many years ago. Unreal, I know – what was I thinking ? I cried today when I heard he was gone – he was one of two performers in the world that have moved me to tears of such absolute, undefinable emotion with his voice, rendering me virtually incapable of speech upon his finales. He lived his dream – his life – with passion, and love and it showed. May his spirit live on in the music he has left behind, and inspire all of us to live the life we should.