the heart and soul of a dancer

pathwriter’s note: I hesitate to attempt to put words to this photo. When I saw it on Facebook earlier today, my response was immediate, a sudden welling up of joy. I know this place. I have been moved to move, just like this little girl. There really are no words…and no words are necessary. This is the gift of dance: it expresses the things that cannot be communicated with mere words.

(There was no credit with the photo, but it is late and I am tired—from teaching three back-to-back ballet classes, oddly enough—so I’ll have to see if I can find out who the photographer is tomorrow. The painting is a portrait of Anna Pavlova by John Lavery.)


8 thoughts on “the heart and soul of a dancer

  1. Reminds me of this video. I know you will just love it. The song is called Dance Dance Dance, by Lykke Li. Enjoy! :)

    • What fun! One of my favorite things to do is watch kids dancing at music festivals, etc. They instinctively know exactly how to move to the type of music that’s playing…no filters and no self-consciousness about what steps they “should” be doing…they just do what the music “tells” them. :)

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