Wednesday, March 01, 2006
special delivery from madelyn
Saturday afternoon I recieved a colorful envelope full of many gifts from the lovely Madelyn whom I just met recently, in fact this year. I'm so glad we ran into each other through Barrett's blog. It seems we have similiar taste; she sent me a Pablo Neruda poetry book, origami paper, decorative paper, a journal and a gel pen. Thank you for brightening up my weekend. I felt like a little girl on my birthday. (I'm not use to recieving out-of-the-blue gifts, it feels so good!) I can't wait to get started on my gift. I already have some ideas...!
here's a small excerpt from the book she gave me.
Pablo Neruda's The Separate Rose
"the flower of a virgin smiling at herself,
at the sun, at the tiny bells of noon,
at the church of Father Englert, buried there,
and yes, smiling, full of this distant happiness
like a small wine pitcher that sings."
(i love that image)
A cute little surprise that Madelyn sent was a Ballerina Sticker Doll book in where I get to dress her up in a costume...how do you like my selection?
This gave me a trip down memory lane; I use to take ballet and tap dance classes and I loved it!! I remember lining up next to the handle bar and practicing graceful moves, trying to stand on my tiptoes, twirling like a ballerina....it was so exciting. We had performances at the end of the season and it was such a rush dancing for an audience in our beautiful costumes. I remember the busy backstage and then being huddled by the staircase of the stage looking at the dancers performing and anxiously awaiting for my turn. I don't remember being nervous. I don't think I was. I guess this is what brought my passion to spin and spin and spin until dizzy. I think in another lifetime I will be (or was) a dancer ;)