Shall We Dance?

This picture is one of my favorites. I think it is absolutely enchanting.

485983_4539278999193_425887881_nI can imagine adults standing in front of this painting, admiring the scene, maybe discussing its color and composition, before they walk away to the next.

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


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