Ok, so I'm not going to write a lengthy post about the similarities between athletics and singing (although there are many!), if only because holiday mayhem continues and I'm out the door to go be a tourist with the family for a few hours. But this quote jumped off the page at me, and I think it's worth sharing:
"gold is not the glory, the pursuit of gold is"
In art as in sport.
(Quote attributed to Dan Wetzel, Yahoo! sports journalist)