The other day I spent a wonderful afternoon watching the Ballet with some of my family. I must admit that my enjoyment of it was made even better, by an elderly lady who sat alongside us with her daughter. She made me smile as she hummed along to all the music and later commented after a particularly lengthy dance with just two of the dancers, that “they were nice, now on to the next ones” followed by “Oh dear, they are back again“ when they returned to the stage for the next dance. She had the same sort of deadpan way with words as my dear friend and late Mother in Law. A wonderful Lady who was with me in spirit on the first Mothering Sunday we have spent without her. But it made me feel close to her for a moment and relive some of my memories of her, albeit vicariously.
Atmosphere of the Ballet
The costumes, the backdrops, the music starts
Senses are heightened it plays on the heart.
The Orchestra seated, they play in time.
Dancers jostle to form the line.
The stages prepared and subtly lit
Ushered into our row, we sit.
To be enraptured and enthralled
Until the interval is called.
A lovesick daughter, or a Faerie Queen.
It doesn’t matter if it’s one you’ve seen.
My favourite ones are nymphs and faerie,
That Evil one is far to scary!
Discussing the storyline once more
As the actors assemble at the door.
To await the time they’re at their leisure
The performance given for your pleasure.