Thursday, July 10, 2014

Ready for the show

If you are almost 11 years old, if the world still seems 
magical in your eyes, then you are justified in living only 
according to your heart. Everything seems to be 
magnified,life is exciting and the only concern is the 
upcoming event. 
For seven years in a row, in early July, tension and strain 
accompany the sweet dreams of a little ballerina during 
the last ten days of intensive rehearsals. 
The Swan lake waltz was in program this year for the 
pre-pointe ballet class. For the higher classes, the 
show program included music inspired by cinema. 
So, the little swan  did it all by herself. She chose 
the chignon, she made-up, painted her nails, got dressed 
and prepared her provisions for back stage. 
She has been comprehensive even in moments of crisis 
and total despair when the teacher 
 compared them to …turkeys rather than swans!!!...
She is growing up, time flies and although  it’s absolutely 
normal, deep inside I regret she is leaving childhood behind.
Anyway, the important thing is to live beautifully, 
to have strength and faith to principles you believe in.
Children built their personality according to what 
we adults offer to them and art is a way of loving life.  

I’m leaving you with these words.

Childhood is the world of miracle or of magic: it is as if 
creation rose luminously out of the night, all new and 
fresh and astonishing. Childhood is over the moment things 
are no longer astonishing. When the world gives you a 
feeling of "déjà vu," when you are used to existence, 
you become an adult.
Eugene Ionesco

Art must be an expression of love.
Marc Chagal

There will be another post and I deserve a pause for August. 
Hope you are fully enjoying summer days wherever you are. 

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