A commentary on the meaning of work

There are some jobs that require endurance to the very end. The accompanist cannot close the score until the last note is played. The layout designer cannot go to sleep until the final proof is sent to the printer. So, for all the rest, even if you know the last verse, for the sake of those who must endure to the end, for those whose listening will be enjoyed beyond the last note sung, and especially for those who are only singing along, if with all your heart you keep your book open until after the silence has passed at the end of the song, you might with all your heart really hear the depth of the applause.

Just saying…