Sunday, January 8, 2012

Ballet

I love ballet.
From the balls of my feet to the tips of my fingers to the rhythm of music beating in my chest,
I love ballet.

It's something I've never shared with you all. I've danced since I was three, and the love for it has done nothing but grow.

While, yes, I always loved the sparkles, the shoes, the pink, the satin, and even the tutus, I've also loved the crackle of breaking in new shoes, the feel of a smooth wood floor below my toes, feeling every muscle in my body be tired and ache, the graceful flow of the movements, the way the lights on stage hit you in a way that you can't see anyone and feel like it's just you dancing by yourself, knowing the movements so well that you can do them without thinking and just be able to feel them in your bones and to feel confident about something. I love ballet.

When I went to college, I didn't dance anymore. There wasn't any time between studying, sorority events, and dating my future husband. ;)

But tomorrow, I'm going to dance.

I'm going to a ballet class and I'm so excited I can hardly stand it. I imagine it will be hard, and painful, and I won't be as flexible as I used to be, and may be a little bit rusty....but I will dance.

And it will be beautiful.


5 comments:

the lowes said...

omg this almost made me tear up a little - bc I feel the same way! i also danced since I was three and stopped in college! Ive taken an adult class here and there in the last 10 years but miss it dearly esp since having babies- i feel like a part of me is missing!! im so jealous and so excited for you!!! cant wait to hear about it!!! :)

Kara said...

So gorgeous! I've always wished that I could dance. I'm really jealous!

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

I always wished I could take ballet when I was younger...have fun with your class!! :)

Natalie @ NS Pottery said...

I'm always envious of people who can dance! It looks like so much fun!!

Sarah said...

You've made me feel so jealous and nostalgic! I danced for 13 years, and also quit when college started. Such a beautiful post!