This picture is one of my favorites. I think it is absolutely enchanting.
This little girl stops. She has been mesmerized She isn’t merely observing the painting, she has been drawn into it. She has heard the music and become one with the dancer. The painting has come alive for her.
“Shall we dance, friend of my heart?”
“We shall, little one.”
~ Christopher Paolini, Eldest
“And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
They danced by the light of the moon.”
~ Edward Lear, The Owl And The Pussycat