So, to my surprise, I really did finish the story of last Yom Kippur before this next one begins in a few hours. (There's still a postscript, to follow sometime soon.) It's been a challenging and fruitful ten Days of Awe, including a difficult rehearsal for Ne'ila that was, fortunately, followed the next day by a much better one. And my voice is almost back to normal. I could, of course, use another few weeks of preparation for the atoning and soul-searching part of the holiday, but that's always the case. I hope I can learn something tomorrow, in whatever state I may be.
G'mar chatima tovah ("be sealed and inscribed for goodness") to everyone, and may you have an easy fast.