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The Ballet DancerAs we creep ever closer to the end of the storytelling year, it's good to look back on the - records, maybe we could call them? we've been making all year: records of things we have loved over many years, things others have loved and passed on to us so that we can hold them as precious too. Last month Jo posted about a little glass bottle she had found in a charity shop; and that was something new she thought she would like to hold on to. I liked that idea. Many of the things I have chosen have come from way back in my past: today I have a photo of something new
She's a little ballerina Christmas tree decoration we brought back from our trip to the ballet in St. Petersburg this summer.
We had um-med and ah-hed over that trip. It cost more than we wanted to spend, it lasted long into the night when we had to get up early the next morning, there was a dress code to decipher: the girls were keen and the boys, in the end, had to admit that it was a once in a lifetime opportunity. So we signed up for an excursion to see Swan Lake, on a warm Summer's evening, at an old theatre, in Russia.
It was a tourist version, the online reviews said, fast ballet on a not-so-fancy stage. But as the coach spred us through the streets I had spent years dreaming of seeing, the tour guide reassured us: We do happy endings in St.Petersburg, she said. The story would end well.
And it did. It was magical. Our story of that night will probably keep for another time. Today I'm Picking my Precious; and she is our ballet dancer, dressed in the deep blue of the night's costumes, and ready for our Christmas tree for the first time this December. Happy Endings? I'm hoping her story has just begun.
If you have a story, we'd love to hear it! I'm hoping for a Happy Ending of another kind round here as Storytelling Sunday finishes up its three year (three years!) run at the end of December. Let's send it off in grand style, with your pick of your Precious this month and then we'll have a grand Christmas finale next. That's two chances left to spin your story, tell us your tale...what are you waiting for?
Write your post, introduce it as a Storytelling Sunday story and then come back and link us up. You won't regret it! Everyone meets someone new on Storytelling day. You have a full week to add your story, and the rest of the month to come back and read your choice of the others. No big rush! Have a think, take your time. And then? Sit back and enjoy the rest.