Thursday, January 17, 2013

Arabesque. Allégro. Assemblé

I wanted to be a ballerina when I was a little girl. Most little girls probably share that dream. I had tutu-sporting teddy bears. I wore ballet flats long before they were trendy. I took ill-fated dance classes and wore my hair in a tight bun. My grandma would take me to the San Diego Ballet's Nutcracker and I would think "Yes! Yes!" Oh, to be that flexible. But short legs and a lack of coordination forced me to consider a more realistic career choice.

A life lived without the epitome of grace and femininity just doesn't seem fair. Lucky for me, it's possible to live vicariously through buns, legwarmers and flats. 

During a recent Pinterest marathon, I came across a beautiful photo of a ballerina, which led to the search for more. And more. Which led to this post.

Childhood dreams relived thanks to the wonder that is Pinterest. Enjoy.

Source: vi.sualize.us via Sarah on Pinterest


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9 comments:

  1. Aw, so beautiful! You're right, I think most little girls dream of this! Pretty image choices! Thanks for linking up! :)

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  2. i love the perfect bun shot. and the pinks are so pretty.

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  3. AW! I had the same dream too, but was blessed with no coordination as well...oh, to be so flexible! Maybe if I put on the tutu...? Wishful thinking!

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  4. What a lovely blog ... found you through the Hop at Two Thirty-Five Designs and I'm now a new GFC follower.

    Maybe MY mind is hanging out with your mind ... haven't seen it in years.

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  5. Hi,

    I used to have ballet posters all over my room and even made it to one year of pointe class, but alas, I was never good. Loved the pictures!!! I am visiting from Two Thirty-Five Designs.

    xo
    Sam -http://thenewoutfitproject.com/

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  6. You have been nominated for the Liebster Award! Check out the post here: http://wideospaces.blogspot.com/2013/01/liebster-round-2.html
    XO Brooke

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  7. I absolutely love this post. I too wanted to be a ballerina and danced for several years. These pictures are stunning. So beautiful.

    -Mia
    www.msmiamaree.com

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  8. Beautiful! I didn't start ballet until college and I loved it. I wish I had kept up with it now. ;)

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