Ballet: My Faithful Companion Through Thick and Thin

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“It is music and dancing that makes me at peace with the world.”
~Nelson Mandela (July 18, 1918 – December 5, 2013)

This is very true in my case. Ballet—that perfect combination of music, dance and, above all, beauty—gives my soul the comfort, solace and healing that I need, a refuge from the rough edges of reality, a glimpse of the Truth that is ever-lasting and irrefutable.

Since I started learning the art form, my earthly life has tumbled through the deep valleys of darkness over and over. Ballet often manages to transport me to Cloud Seven, that completely happy, perfectly satisfied, euphoric state.