Friday, January 18, 2013

A Rumination on Dancing

Who starts ballet at thirty-nine?
Pliés, Rond de jambes, pirouettes, jumps,
      amid stretches that don't stretch so far.
But deep down somewhere
       inside is hidden
            beauty and grace
And I must find them
             I no more
                   am able.

With thanks and heartfelt gratitude to Abbey Alter, Jill Niess and everyone involved with Ballet Theatre Shenango Valley.  I am honored and blessed to have the privilege of working with you in the studio and on the stage.

Special thanks, of course, to Jane, who signed me up for Cinderella and encouraged me to take an adult ballet class.  You are always right. Again.

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