This photo honestly speaks for itself. It’s been one year, two months, seventeen days, one hour, and seven minutes since this wonderful girl became the best part of my life. Not only has she shown me what true love really means but she’s taught me so many other things. How to love, how to be happy, how to live, how to smile each day waking up. And now, we’re inseparable. Asked who my best friend was, I would show this picture. Asked who the person I loved the most was, I would show this picture. Asked who the most important person in my life was, I would show this picture. I can honestly say, this girl truly is the one. Who knows, maybe someday in the wedding a few years from now, this picture will pop up again. And by then, so many more adventures will have happened between us. She’s my penguin (:
I’m beyond grateful to say that this is my wonderful boyfriend. This is completely true for me too. I’m thankful to have him in my life through everything. He’s always there to make me smile. I’m happy to call him mine and I can’t wait to keep making wonderful memories with my sweetheart <3
Mattlin paints the private world to which he bears witness, an intimate moment, a private view, a glimpse into the solitary reverie of a ballet dancer… Mattlin’s choice of subject matter, his extemporaneous composition, and the juxtaposition of light and shadow – all evoke a powerful old world feel, yet with an irresistible modern edge.
There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action. And because there is only one of you, in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, or how valuable, or how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours, clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself, or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest, that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.
Ok, so I have the option of taking Choreography next semester since I’ve already taken the prerequisites for Choreography. I just don’t know if I’m ready. I mean, I’ve been in a dance in Fall Dance Show and I’m in three this Dance Show, but modern/contemporary is very new to me. I don’t know if I should just dive in and say YOLO or wait until junior year when I have taken even more dance classes. The only good thing is that we have a partner to choreograph with in the fall so it’s less intimidating. I have concepts that I would love to choreograph and I have a vision of a piece I want to do about poverty and hunger, but I just don’t know if I’m ready. I’ll have to know by Friday though because that’s when I register…
Hey, I'm just a dancer who can't get enough of it. If I had a choice, I would only dance. Forget everything else. For me, dancing frees my mind and body. It is the passion that keeps me sane when I'm stressed and the muse that expresses my emotions.
“Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.”
- Martha Graham