I am a Ballet Dancer

Michael, I am not a painter.
Yes, you are, of course you are.
No, I’m not. See how it is all a mess.
Look at that bit, absolutely wonderful.
Mmm, but it was just luck.
It won’t happen again.

Michael, I am not a good photographer.
Yes, you are, of course you are.
No, I’m not. See my pathetic photos.
Look at that one, it’s really amazing.
Ok, perhaps I got lucky with that one.
And that one’s not bad either.

Michael, I’m not much of a poet.
Yes, you are, of course you are.
I’m not really, but I will give it a try.
Just read that to me again, it’s incredible.
Do you really think so, wow!
Perhaps I could write some more.

Michael, look at me in my pink shoes.
I’m a ballet dancer, extraordinaire,
Ready to Grand-Plie.
Yes, you are, of course you are.
I knew it from the start.
You just had to know it, too.

by Ruth Dunsby, 2017

Ruth first attended one of our workshops in 2016 in Assisi. She’s since attended several more weekends, embracing everything we’ve put her way and discovering in the process that she has a natural talent for photography, and for writing too. She’s fantastic to work with   
see:
The Tango of Creativity in Assisi
Photography & The Creative Mind’