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#dailygratitude - today’s the day


Today’s the day.

Let’s dance and play.

And smile a happy smile.

Today’s the day.

Let’s laugh and sing.

Let’s focus on the joy.

Today’s the day.

A precious day.

The day we’re meant to live.

Title : “Miriliton Trio”

Oil on canvas


Original available.



The backstory:

For years I watched young girls and boys as they struggled to learn the steps of ballet. Live piano music filled the studio while the instructor would count the rhythm ... “one and two and three and four. One and two and three and four.” Over and over they would repeat the same steps. Their petite bodies struggled to move to the instructors foreign terminology. Plié. Tendu. Arabesque.

It seemed to happen overnight ... One magical day these young children left their struggles behind. In full costume they became dancers of the Ballet.

This piece was inspired by the “Dance of the Merlitins“— the Nutcracker Suite.

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