The past few weeks here in the Hub have allowed us all to get a little stronger a grasp on our surroundings…perspective shifting events are never in vain, and the way we react to them is our testament to humanity — to the people we love and know, to the people we love and don’t know – Krystle Campbell, Lü Lingzi, Martin Richard and Sean Collier among so many others… The persevering people of this city carry on with unshakable rhythm.

Yesterday I ventured down Boylston for the first time since it was ‘given back to Boston’ this past Monday, the one week memorial of the Marathon explosions… As the street filled up once again with refined humility, the sun shown relentlessly over the faces of all who I passed…a walk through the Boston Commons….a stroll up Beacon Hill…a stop by Quincy Market…Boston has proven itself to be a Hub of Hope time and time again ~ a revolutionary city with painstaking history and unprecedented recovery…Think infamous Tea Party’s and Midnight Rides…Each test of faith ingraining itself into the brick-paved streets we walk upon each day. Humbled terrain that while shaken is only made stronger.

Over at the ballet we’ve been rehearsing for our upcoming Spring program with heavy hearts…Our response to violence?

“…to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.” –Leonard Bernstein

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…I know my posts these days have been mildly less frequent…I suppose I’m taking advantage of these longer spring days outside…the thrill of getting to know a city and its people. Needless to say the dancing/cooking/performing/baking/exploring persists…and I do so hope you’ll continue to join in on the fun :)

Let’s make music friends.

~p.e.

*If you’d like to help victims of the Boston Marathon Bombings, The One Fund was established to contribute to those most tragically affected…Click here to help.

*The Dance pictures in this post come from the lovely Tina & Jack Fussell over at Flying House …the others of course by the tireless Little Chef.