Time out from real life brought to you by Tropical Storm “Cindy.”

Well crap.

She’s definitely putting a crimp in my plans.

Doesn’t appear to be a big baddie like “Ike” or “Rita.”  They pretty much tore us a new one here when they came visiting.  However, “Cindy” will still be an irritation to say the least.  Long as she doesn’t pull a “Rita” who was headed away from us as a Cat 2 storm when we went to bed one night only to wake up to a Cat 4 bearing down on our coastline… yay.

Anyway, just dropping a line to catch things up.  See ya after the eye passes, and then some.

whispers to self  please, please, please electricity stay on… it’s too damn hot to go AC-less…

 

Dance has been my life for almost 50 years. Performing, and teaching, ballet is what I do... what I did. I had no plans to retire anytime soon, but June of 2016, I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. It’s a neurological, degenerative, movement disease. I won't be dancing for very much longer if at all. I am losing control of my arms & legs, my muscles are stiffening up, & my sense of balance has ceased to exist. I’ve tied my last pair of pointe shoe ribbons. I now "dance" & "choreograph" through video. Ballet dancer Sergei Polunin is my favorite subject. Videos like "Take Me To Church" and "Make Love Not Walls" helped rocket him into superstar status. Unfairly or not, he was deemed the "Bad Boy of Ballet" because of his off stage antics & multiple tattoos soon after becoming the youngest principal dancer ever at the Royal Ballet. Growing up under a microscope proved difficult, however, he's emerged on the other side a veritable supernova!

Thoughts, opinions, suggestions? I'd love to hear from you!