As public offenses go, littering is relatively minor. But it's still offensive and it's constantly in your field of vision, an undercurrent of chaos, unsettling to walk past — or in some cases, wade through.
You wouldn't think so, judging by how upbeat and energetic she is, but Christine Steyer has a seen a lot of tragedy. Actually, she sings a lot of tragedy. She died of consumption as Mimi in La Boheme and killed herself in Madame Butterfly.