Monday, November 09, 2009
The Felicities of Rapid Motion
I love November. I love November for many reasons (cooler weather! Thanksgiving! Almost-Christmas!), but I must admit that my primary reason has to do with exercise. The most delightful exercise I've ever encountered, in fact!
This happens to be a photographic record of the most energetic part of my evening, otherwise known as "The Polka:"
The various twists and turns of the Virginia Reel:
The Sweetheart's Promenade (could they have come up with a sappier name?):
It's so convenient having a partner all to myself! Pablo loves to dance as much as I do, so we spent the entire night on the dance floor. Some dear friends of ours started their own ball last spring, and we're hoping they make that a tradition! It's so wonderful to gather with other Christians and enjoy good fellowship, admire lovely dresses, and see all the happy faces (well, mostly happy faces! *wink*).
What a handsome couple! My dear parents are so generous to undertake the rather lengthy trip to the ball every year:
And of course, my beautiful sister, Tiffany! I have her (and her Nikon!) to thank for all of the pictures above!
"It may be possible to do without dancing entirely. Instances have been known of young people passing many, many months successively without being at any ball of any description, and no material injury accrue either to body or mind; but when a beginning is made -- when the felicities of rapid motion have once been, though slightly, felt -- it must be a very heavy set that does not ask for more." ~ Jane Austen