Saturday, April 3, 2010

A Little Girls Dream

I did this layout for the April "Talk to me" challenge over at PDW.
Sweet Victorian Violets by Alexis Designs
Winters Garden by Alexis Designs
Springs Grace by Alexis Designs
NLD (feathers) 1001 nights
Font Pea Olson

It all began when I was ten years old.
My nose pressed against the window
of a dance shop, displayed among all the
frilly little tutus were the prettiest little
pair of pink satin toe shoes I had ever
seen. I ran home right away to tell mom
I found the perfect Christmas present for

From that day on ballet became the most
important thing in my life. For the
next two years, I did nothing but breath,
eat, and sleep ballet. At night I would
dream I was the next Clair in the
Nutcracker Suite or dance the role of
Giselle, and of course I danced with
the grace of a feather floating in the air.

The first year was a dream come true,
mom had signed me up for ballet, I
practiced, practiced and practiced
some more, I loved ballet, the grace,
being able to express yourself in
movement. I couldn’t wait to come
home from school and turn on the
music and create my own dances

The second year I met a friend, she
became my best friend. To spend time
with her I started missing my dance
classes, all of a sudden, dance was not
the most important thing in my life.
Mary and I had discovered boys!
My dream of becoming a dancer was
put aside for a time.

As for that little girl that had, her nose
pressed against the window so very long
ago. She is still around somewhere. She
comes out of hiding whenever she sees the
Nutcracker on TV. Her eyes light up just
like a Christmas tree and she remembers
how it was when she floated through the
air as light as a feather….

GSO at DST for 4/3/10


carola said...

Fran - this page is just awesome! I really like your journaling - so touching.

twinsmomflor said...

Wow... Fran... gorgeous page... but the journaling is so sweet. Love it....