Perfection Cut Short

Because I don’t expect to travel this summer, I shifted some of my 2020 budget for travel to music, thereby enabling me to acquire Sony MDR -1A headphones, whereupon I went to YouTube and was treated to a terrific rendition of my favorite piece of music, Darius Milhaud’s Le Boeuf sur le Toit, performed in this instance by Alondra de la Parra and the Orchestre de Paris. I was happily mesmerized, a state the conductor seemed to share with me, until, as the final notes of this spirited performance were still sounding, it was cut off with an ad. Oh, our wonderful but flawed world.