Some of you will remember my Flaming skirts and fiesta Ohh lala post for Fiesta Fridays, hosted by the Novice Gardener. The end of this posted finished with me reverting back to being a child, I must have been around about 7 or so looking at me. At the time of writing the post, I could not find my photos, but hey presto I have now and inserted them in to the relevant post, but I wanted to make something of it here.
It is a lovely childhood memory for me. My father’s girlfriend at the time was so wonderful, she wanted to make me that little version of one of the flamenco dancers we would see dancing through the village at Fiesta Time when I would go to Spain during the holidays to stay with my father. As soon as I put that dress on, I WAS that dancer and it is probably where I got my fascination with amongst other things for Spanish dancing and dancing in general.
I am not sure if it is every girls dream to be dancer, it was mine for at least a while…so I give you some grainy old pictures and some quotes, because I just love quotes, hehe!
Quotes on childhood memories
“That night I looked up at those same stars, but I didn’t want any of those things. I didn’t want Egypt, or France, or far-flung destinations. I just wanted to go back to my life from my childhood, just to visit it, and touch it, and to convince myself that yes, it had been real.”
― Jenny Lawson, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir
“Kimberly Reed explains why this love has transferred to adulthood, saying, “When you love something as a kid, you never stop loving it; you just tuck that love away in a different spot in your heart.”
― Nikki Van Noy, New Kids on the Block: Five Brothers and a Million Sisters
“So much of our early gladness vanishes utterly from our memory: we can never recall the joy with which we laid our heads on our mother’s bosom or rode on our father’s back in childhood. Doubtless that joy is wrought up into our nature, as the sunlight of long-past mornings is wrought up in the soft mellowness of the apricot, but it is gone for ever from our imagination, and we can only BELIEVE in the joy of childhood.”
― George Eliot, Adam Bede
Quotes on dance
“We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche
“Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.”
“Dance is the hidden language of the soul”
― Martha Graham
“Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are great because of their passion.”
― Martha Graham