Nutcracker Ballet

Whenever I hear the Sugar Plum Fairy Suite,

I imagine them prancing on stage in holiday finery--

All the costumes, the ethereal music resonates deep within me

Tchiacovsky's melodies sing throughout eternity

Never getting old

The ballet, pagentry and beauty always dazzles me,

No matter how old I am

It reawakens my inner child

And causes me to renew myself completely,

So far as long as Christmas bells ring

And nutcrackers and fairies dance,

I will remain a child at heart.

December 9, 2005