Sunday, July 05, 2009

At the Matinee

The last time I was going to be a ballerina, I clunked through all the closets, dug through the drawers, pilfered through old suitcases and found one....just one...tattered pink shoe. I pirouetted out into the living room, spinning madly to Jethro Tull, and my daughter, eyes barely lifting off the book she was reading, muttered..."Ma, you can't do that anymore, you'll break your foot". I never quit twirling.

And of course, I was in surgery, three days later. And still in a cast three months later.

Today, I was a ballerina again. On my own private stage, the heavily wooded curtains hiding me from the audience in the red velvet chairs. The wind an orchestra....the sun a spotlight shining only on me...

Sometimes we just have to believe....

And keep on dancing....

14 comments:

Shimmerrings said...

Water ballet is a little easier on the ankles, eh... beautiful expression, beautiful color... beautiful you...

singleton said...

Shimmerings...Gotta love you! The little blow up pool is the only place I can dance without my combat boots! Oh God, if only you could have seen my childs face catching me face down doing pirouettes in the lazy round river!

Sometimes we just have to be free...And I so know you know....

skinnylittlesister said...

Hahaha ILYSVM

singleton said...

Oh sisterlove, LOL! If you'd been here we would have had the disco light in the pool at sunset and been doing Rock Opera Ballet to Zepplin and a thousand butterflies and dragonflies would have joined us for the encore! ILYSVVM!

skinnylittlesister said...

Hahaha, yes I would played wiki-wachi mermaid, liquid yen-yang and psychedelic swimmer with you without a doubt! Hahaha, as it was I spent the afternoon in my pond playing Mother Nature, creating a drought, a forest and rain ;)
xoxox
ps.todays verification word is 'lists'... perhaps we should make a list...

skinnylittlesister said...

BTW, I made a 'list' yesterday and had to runt around to find it at 10pm to see wth I was supposed to do before crashing. Hahhaha.

singleton said...

Lol! I made a list too! It's in right hand while driving scribble on an inside out cigarette carton in the car. I can't read anything on it and can't joggle my memory, but I could read...The Clash and The Grateful Dead....if only I could remember what I was inspired to do by the Music!

kj said...

hey girl!! might you be back regularly blogging? because i be back visiting if you are...

my smile jumped straight up when i saw your comment on my blog. i've missed you. so i'm believing and recreating. my pal's still around. yipee.

xo

singleton said...

SweetKJ....I so miss you all! My computer has been in a wad since probably Christmas...It can't load all the widgets everyone has...takes like 30 minutes to pull up some of my favorite folks (And by then lightning is striking again!). Jeff is supposed to come sometime tomorrow and "fix" it all...I soooooo can't wait! Girl, you know me, I'm a type on the fly kinda soul! Muah! Here's to a the fix! And friends! And the good ole times:)

kj said...

i;m sending jeff magic fingers...

tsup!

i beati said...

what delightful sight !!sandy

Linda Sue said...

GORGEOUS! Dance in the almost nude! In the water- defy gravity- that is our mission!
Cheers!

Maithri said...

My beautiful friend,

I'm sure the wind knew that a cast was never gonna keep a butterfly down for long...

Heres to the dance, to healed bones and patchwork hearts,

And To you beloved sister,

Always peace, Always love,

Maithri

singleton said...

KJ....Arrrgggh! He didn't show up, got swamped in town....and it will be "next" Friday before I catch him again....
*starts singing a littly Carly Simon....Anticipation! again*

Ibeati...Oh my God, that water is delicious~like dancing, dreaming, falling, floating in a spring!


Cheers! Ahhhh, it's so wonderful...my own little backyard seaside....And with a wooden fence and an endless sky...I can pretend I'm anywhere:)

MysweetMaithri...
You are the Eternity Angel. I so miss your words, your world...I got to visit last night through Kimbies connection and felt the presence of your wings....
Much love, sweet Friend