syr Posted April 14, 2005 Report Share Posted April 14, 2005 I have just returned from watching my daughter perform in her first professional Swan Lake. I'd report that it was a completely thrilling "moment" except of course I attended two performances! So it was a thrilling 3 or so hours plus, plus intermissions .... in fact a whole thrilling weekend. But the best, in a way, is that I was able to bring my 85 year old mom with me -- the one who studied ballet pretty seriously as a teen, and is the only one in the family other than my daughter to really know and love it; the one who paid for those classes in the early years, and helped out now and again in the later years, and then missed years of seeing her perform when DD moved from home to chase her dream. Mom turned to me during intermission and said, "she's done it. She dreamed that one day she would dance with a professional company, in a beautiful theater, and she worked like heck to make her dream come true. And here it is - just what she dreamed of." Certainly l was loving the performance and loving watching my daughter and her friends and colleagues dance, but it took my mom to remind me - this is IT! This is the real deal. She did it! My aunt and my dad were both so passionate about the performing arts, they would have been so pleased and proud. So it was just so happy and wonderful to have mom in the seat next to me for this one. Quote Link to comment
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