Wednesday, December 02, 2009

The Dance



The dance has come to an end.  Each year it starts with an Adagio where only the dignified release their poised stance and hurl themselves across the sky arms flying.  This is followed by the Allegro where all sizes begin the march to the forest floor in unison and with regimentation as the wind pushes them in a straight line.  If you are beneath them they will bounce across your head in their dance or catch in the collar of your shirt.  They sail straight to the end of the movement.  Then we get the Allegretto grazioso tempo which is filled with pirouettes and skids and whirls, and then perhaps, changes in percussion of the wind moves the movement to Prestissimo as they fling themselves high and wide and they sail far far from their home over all of the forest.  Finally the end of the performance is Tranquillo.  A large and lovely dancer, the prima ballerina, twirls ever so slowly to the earth and you cannot help but watch mesmerized.  Then the dance comes to an end and will not repeat until next year.

9 comments:

Hilary said...

Bravo!

One Woman's Journey said...

Such a way with words - you have.
You need to write a book!! I will buy the first copy.

Beverly said...

wow....I couldn't have said it better myself. Really, I couldn't...

Life Potentials Network said...

This touches the heart! So beautifully written...I'll buy the second copy of your book, being right behind One Woman!! xo

Barry said...

And I'm third in line for the book. Your writing is exceptional.

Dave King said...

Very inspiring.

Kerry said...

I love this dance. It's so beautiful.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What---no Largo, no Andantino, and no Vivace in your dance, Tabor??????

Cute post...
Hugs,
Betsy

Sky said...

such a beautiful photo highlighting your metaphors!