Sunday, May 17, 2009
Dads Don't Do Tights
I tried tonight, like any good dad, to relate and be cool with my daughter Ellie. I replicated, in my mind, one of her dance moves she gracefully pulled off at her recent dance recital. She nodded at me with an affirming laugh and appreciateive eyes that said, "I still love you, Dad."
It wasn't until tonight, when I saw her photo, that I realized she is truly gifted. The gesture of her hand...the gentle leading of her index finger and the delicate curving of the middle finger that is paying tribute to the other fingers, is amazing.
I don't know if this hand gesture has a ballet name or not, but I do know that you have to be gifted for it. I tried it and only could come up with a gang symbol.
I sure am proud of this girl. She danced a solo in the spotlight before several hundred people and I was not only proud, but very impressed. Amazing!
At her age, I was still scheming so that I could become the guy who drove the ice-cream truck when I grew up!