The ballet culminates in the lieutenant general’s return to his family. Before he goes, he touches his son’s face in wonder, and when he saves himself and returns, he hoists the child up on one shoulder.

My son plays that child.

Dressed in a white button-down shirt and khaki shorts, he wears an expression of solemn focus for the ballet’s duration. I have seen him do it five times now, two dress rehearsals and three productions. The last show, the one in a company studio in Mississippi, was the only one I could control my weeping enough to get pictures.


Any week I can play with Leeroy can’t be ALL bad, and since he let me pick this week’s song, ZZ Topp’s sharp dressed man, I have to say I am tickled pink. It fits the theme exactly



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Dancer — 11 Comments

  1. Wow! Charming photos and an equally charming young man. My four-year old grandson takes dance lessons and is completely enamored with the bodily movements, which seem to lull him. Hope Sam keeps it up. Looks like a natural to me. Thanks for sharing.