DO YOU REMEMBER? During the Covid quarantine in 2020, when I was looking for activities to fill up my time, I began organizing my linen closet. I opened and refolded pillowcases, sheets and towels, matching them by color, when I reached into the back of a shelf and came out with a pair of pink pointe shoes, their satin ribbons neatly wrapped around and tucked into each other. I unwrapped the ribbons and let them dangle. I brought the shoes up to my nose and inhaled the lingering scents of glue and the sticky rosin that dancers smash into a powder with the squared off toes so they won’t slip. Images sparked my memory of a hundred different rehearsal halls and stages all over the world.
I connect with this so much. Thank you for sharing. Writing has also helped me sort out the stories I have told myself versus how I see the world now. Writing has been a blessing, as I can process the past, present and future with it.