Monday, September 22, 2014

Survival of the Fitters

The new school year has begun, and the new dance year begins soon.

School clothes have long been acquired, and last week, dance attire's turn.

After eight or so attempts, the perfect pointe shoes have been purchased...her fourth pair.

Two pairs of ballet slippers, tap shoes, lamb's wool, toe spacers, and three leotards also made it onto our account. She-Twin's growing as a dancer, and growing as a young lady.

Her three outgrown pairs of pointe shoes now hang from her bedroom wall---a wondrous reminder of her ever-increasing grace----in studio and stature.

Turning points, indeed.
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Friday, September 19, 2014

Revealing and Revisiting History

Watching PBS'/Ken Burns' riveting multi-part documentary The Roosevelts with He-Twin last night. As the narrator read personal letters elaborating on the close friendship between Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena "Hick" Hickok...

He-Twin (thoughtfully, with compassion...): "Mom, do you think Eleanor Roosevelt might have been a lesbian?"

Mom: "You know, Honey, for many years there have been scholars and history buffs who believe she might have been. She was married to Franklin Roosevelt, and had children with him, but that doesn't necessarily mean that she wasn't a lesbian."

He-Twin (with empathy): "You know, I think she was, but if she told people, she knew she wouldn't be accepted. That's really sad."

Insightful words from a barely teenaged boy. ('Boys will be boys' should be eliminated as a phrase...)

In this century, here's hoping we can genuinely love our fellow Americans for who they truly are.
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Way Back When-esday: Bookish Babies

Dateline: September 26, 2003
Twins' Age: Freshly 2

Looking back at this moment captured...with our wee readers...warms my heart this mid-week.

Play along with Way Back When-esday...looking back with love since 2007!

Dive into those digital files and share a photo find on your blog. On Facebook. Via Twitter. On Instagram...whatever your social media venue(s) of choice. 

Be sure to include the hashtags #WBW and #Twinfatuation in order to share in the virtual photo album reverie! 

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