The feast of the Guardian Angels seems like an odd day for me to go see an opera about a deal with the devil, but ... a friend of the community has tickets for the dress rehearsal of Lyric Opera's "Faust," so I am going! On the way, I will have to cross Daley Plaza, which (according to Channel 5) currently features some 12,000 people, all waiting to see if Chicago will win its bid for the 2016 Olympics. (Some people would say that this would be another deal with the devil!)
Tonight, the Mt Carmel choir is singing some heavenly music in a Mendelssohn concert. So, overall, the angels win today. And we'll see about Chicago.