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‘Mommy, I have a hypothesis.’

Emilia is on a science kick right now. ‘What kind of hypothesis, sweetie?’

‘It’s about Disney World.’

‘Okay. Do you want to tell me what it is?’

‘My hypothesis is that Disney World is where dreams come true.’

‘That’s a very interesting hypothesis.’

‘I think it’s a true hypothesis because Tanner wished that we could go to Disney World together and have a family holiday there, and we’re going, and that was his wish.’

‘That is excellent science, sweetie.’

‘But we haven’t actually tested the hypothesis, Mommy, because we aren’t there yet.’ You will have to imagine her exasperated tone here. Clearly, I don’t understand science. Keep reading…

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Things That Are Awesome, Random Wednesday In February Edition

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Things that are awesome: 1.) Being asked to open Disney On Ice / Toy Story 3 On Ice – in a tutu – and knowing that a portion of ticket sales will be donated to Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy in Tanner’s name. I’m probably going to cry, which is going to be disorienting, you know, [...]

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Real Ballerinas Dance In High-Tops

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We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams. — Albert Einstein (cf. the Tutu Story, and What Is Photographosophy?) (Photo credit: JenIsJen, who has posted other amazing #tutusfortanner photos at her [...]

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I’m Gonna Need A Minute. Or A Day. Or More.

August 9, 2010

Yeah. That. I need to lay down with a cold compress for a few days, and process what THAT all means, and find a way to calm the burstiness of my heart, and to think about all the people that deserve big sloppy bear hug thanks, and to cry – happy tears, happy tears – [...]

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Birds Of Feather Massacre Swan Lake Together

August 2, 2010

This afternoon, I took 237 photos of myself in tutus. Red ones, black ones, yellow ones; with shoes, without shoes; with leotard, with tank tops; standing close to the mirror, standing as far away from the mirror as possible without making it look like the tutu wasn’t so much tutu as it was epic muffin-top… [...]

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A Little Heart Bursting Never Hurt Anyone

July 9, 2010

Have I hollered enough about the joyfultastic awesomeness that is this? Have you heard just about enough about tutus and New York and walking and skipping and running and wishes and dreams and carpe-ing the diem? Do you have no soul? Then you might want to skip this post. I hope that you won’t, but [...]

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And Her Heart Grew Three Sizes That Day

July 5, 2010

This weekend, my sister ran in a tutu for Tanner. Afterwards, she wrote this: Wow. Life is a journey, a path that has been laid before us – to help us learn, love and grow. To push ourselves and just HAVE FAITH. In life and each other. I will readily admit, sometimes my faith falters… [...]

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