my friend sarah and i went to see washington ballet’s the nutcracker the other week at the warner theater. i loved it. the beautiful theater (those ceilings). the wonderful orchestra. how it snowed the entire snow scene and not just for a few seconds at the end. it brought back so many memories of years and years of dancing in the nutcracker when i was little… and all i could think about at the end was how i had to get me and my pregnant belly into a ballet class stat. (although i haven’t yet… i’m so good at coming up with excuses.)
it was fun seeing the ballet with another former dancer, too… sarah and i first met when we were 14 years old and silly bun heads attending an 8 week summer ballet intensive in new york city. we both ended up back in nyc for the college years and now we’re both in dc! how it is we only end up seeing each other 2 or 3 times a year when we only live 5 minutes away from each other these days is beyond me. resolution for the new year perhaps?