Posts filed under ‘story’

an autobiography

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many pairs of shoes

each a different story

chapters of a book

penned with hours of sweat and blood

a once upon a time life

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opening nights, first tour, debuts, special events – just a few

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December 30, 2014 at 2:57 pm 28 comments

An Autumn Love Story

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Once upon a time…

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It was a season of color –

a parade of oranges, reds, golds and browns

&

the grand finale before Mr. J. Frost

and

his flakey friends came to town.

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she was enticing, intoxicating ~

a stunning beauty in red

and

she captured his attention from across the path

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he was the color of sunshine ~

a bright golden hue

and

when her eyes laid upon him,

she so fell in love with the view

&

everyday they would look upon the other

with a smile and a wave ~

while

 patiently waiting for the moment

when their tree would begin to sway

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they waited

and

waited

through the wind and the rain

until

one day it happened,

it finally came…

when these lovers from afar

were at long last

~ free ~

to be together

 ~ dancing ~

their last moments

 ~ aloft ~

on

a

breeze

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lovely

lovely…

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October 24, 2014 at 3:50 pm 19 comments

M.I.A.

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it was the end of the day,

i walked in from the garage

and

in the corner of my eye ~

I SAW IT!

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in the office, no less

it was big,

it was huge,

and

it stared with

ALL OF IT’S MIGHT!

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not certain what to do,

i stood

still

trying to think

as a pounding heart

was drowning my thoughts ~

should i catch & release

or

squish & dispose ~

i don’t know…

i mean

WHAT IF IT BITES?

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so

~

i ran back to the garage,

grabbed a few towels for defense

and

returned to the vicious imposter,

while i tried to compose

my squeamish, frenzied nerves

and

devise a plan of

ATTACK

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but

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before i commenced my evening campaign

of

tossing the towel, scooping up

and

taking outside,

i felt this arachnid

needed

a parting gift

~ a selfie ~

 to document it’s moment of

FAME

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so

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i got as close as i could,

set up the shot

and

tried my best not to scare it away

 ~ however ~

it

vaulted to the carpet,

scurried behind the bookcase

and

now

this vicious creature is

M.I.A.

!

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spidey

the beast

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October 9, 2014 at 4:00 pm 39 comments

unpublished…

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stories upon stories

chapters upon chapters

so many books written

so many more volumes ~

unknown…

..

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September 23, 2014 at 3:11 pm 5 comments

If – a story

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IF I could return to this world

long after I have gone,

I would return as a bird ~

as a majestic, white swan.

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I would settle on a lake,

way beyond the beaten path ~

far away from the chaos

and

the noise of life’s wrath.

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I would spend my days gracefully,

gliding along ~~~

to the rhythm of nature’s symphonies

occasionally honking a song.

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I may find another ~

a soul mate, a partner

to create beautiful choreography ~

a pas de deux on the water

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as our ballet transitions

from Act I to Act II,

little grey cygnets will be born,

maybe one,

possibly a few.

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the little one’s will follow ~ ~ ~

single file one-by-one ~ ~ ~

our corps de ballet will be complete ~ ~ ~

waltzing around the lake

under the sun.

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there will come a day

when their plumes of white will emerge,

our cast of soloists will take flight

making their way into the world

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meanwhile,

my partner and I will stay quietly behind ~

gracefully

gliding side~by~side

in

our

ballet of life.

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September 11, 2014 at 9:00 am 28 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Split-Second Story

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a fountain

Remnants of a time past

R.K. LeBlond Estate in Mt. Lookout, OH. 

Built in 1925, the spectacular 40-room English Tudor mansion features a display of Rookwood tile, beautifully landscaped gardens and vineyards cascading down the hillside.

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http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/split-second-story/

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May 30, 2014 at 7:50 pm 7 comments

The Nutcracker Act II – The Finale

The Finale

soaring crescendos

all the dancers on the stage

Clara bids farewell

poster

This poster was issued in 1979.

December 24, 2013 at 4:25 pm 7 comments

The Nutcracker Act II Pas De Deux

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The Sugar Plum Fairy and Her Cavalier

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one

spotlight

on stage right.

they stand prepared.

he extends his arm –

she gently takes his hand

stepping onto perfect pointes.

gracefully and delicately

a majestic pas de deux unfolds…

dreams of sugar plums become her desire…..

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A long time ago.....

My first year as Clara
December 1978

In 1974, the Cincinnati Ballet Company premiered The Nutcracker.  For two years, I sat in the audience – mesmerized.  In Summer of 1976, I changed ballet schools and that December I was cast as a party girl and bunny.  Many little girls and boys see more than just a ballet while sitting in the audience of a production of The Nutcracker – they discover their heart’s true desire.

December 22, 2013 at 3:27 pm 9 comments

The Nutcracker Act II – Dance of the Mirlitons

The Dance of the Mirlitons

‘Danish Marzipan’

sweet, lovely ladies

dancers spring in unison

sound of reeds inspire

more nuts cropped

Block China
Cookie Jar and Mugs

Yes, more Nuts!  My mother would always keep her eyes open for Nuts…these became part of my Nuts family in 1996.

December 20, 2013 at 4:41 pm 5 comments

The Nutcracker Act II – Chinese Dance

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The Chinese Dance

‘Tea’

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leaping and twirling

cheerfully energetic

flutes tickle the ears

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December 19, 2013 at 5:04 pm 9 comments

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