Thursday, April 11, 2013

While on the Subject of Family....

Takes me time in between writing... more and more so. I look back at the last few scribblings and each subject of late has been about family. Was it yesterday that I wrote about Japan-cousin? My, my, then it seems I'm making an appearance quicker than my recent norm.

This shall be the story of family (again).. done completely in the color of ballet slippers - an icon of dance - a shoe that dancers don as they exhaust their feet all for the love of their precious art.


I've not taken the time to write about a family affair from February. This PINK event was anticipated, savored and feted by all of Hubby's peoples!! Our niece auditioned and gained a spot on the very small, intimate dance troupe of PINK. Pink, the singer, artist, Go-Girl cheerleader, aerial gymnast.

I could use the same words over and over... seems no way around it - everyone is so PROUD of Janelle. In AWE. Excited. Happy. But, not surprised - she has worked at this - danced her feet to exhaustion for her art. She has taken classes and teaches classes. She practices, rehearses - eats, sleeps, and breaths dance. And, Janelle is fabulously good at what she does. She can make her body move in ways that seem abnormal - well, abnormal for us regular folk. And what a body she has!

she did back-up on aerials!! wooo hooo

At Christmas with the family gathered, she was on a brief break from PINK rehearsals. We got to have her with us for a brief while - before she'd journey away to far-off lands to cruise highways on a bunk in a big bus. Months before she'd fly skies above countries she'd always hoped to visit. She's to spend a year separated from her dancer-boyfriend, her Mama and her Bro-Bro and that young nephew she adores. Yet - that's what a professional does. Janelle has trained for these months of pain and UTTER JOY for most of her life. She is living her dream!

Janelle is the blonde on far right

Janelle far left

Janelle - easy to spot, she's the only blond (other than Pink)

We had family here from New York visiting at the time of PINK's local concert. ALL of us went to share this major moment in Janelle's life and dancing career. What a spectacular show it was!

backstage before the show

While Janelle is soaring - her spirits, in big ol' jet liners, and on acrobatic ropes... I too have a place in my heart that is flying high for the heavenly thought that there are hopes and dreams that do come true.

Dance as if your life depends on it, Janelle!! truly - your life does.

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