At the moment Squeak’s obsession is everything mermaid, her daily mantra is “Mummy when I grow up I want to be a mermaid, please Mummy”.
This made me start to recall that when I was little my desire was to be a ballerina which I think is still propbably a lot of little girls dreams today. Of course for me this never came true as I know I’m not cut out for eight hours training every day and the sacrifices one has to make to become a principal ballet dancer.
However still today I feel enamoured by the grace, beauty and ultimate control that those dedicated to the art form achieve with the human body. The poise of every muscle to perform leaps, jumps and breathtaking lifts still makes me sigh internally……I want to be a ballerina when I grow up.