This has been a rough weekend. One of our beautiful dogs died unexpectedly early Friday morning so we are all devastated. I have been a wreck the past two days and still cry as I write this blog post today in her honor. I have had some tough performances in my dance ‘career’ if you can call it that, though its been brief. I have had challenges, non crowds, cold weather, hot weather, and even had to perform the same day after a tornado come through our neighborhood back in April, but nothing has prepared me for this. Yesterday, I had two performances, they were the most difficult I have ever had to do. As I tried to get ready, I had to redo my makeup several times, and just tried my best to get through that moment in time. It was a very crisp, cold, wet chilly day, for it rained that morning and it was breezy. There were not many people out at the Day in Downtown Festival of Fuquay, but the ones that were there were enjoying themselves. I was joined by my friend Ming of Twilight Tribal. I got through my dances and only cried once, so I felt like that was good. Every time the breeze would blow I thought of her, my special dog Ellie
Here are some wonderful photos taken by Melodie Elaine Estes of Creative Lens Art By Melodie.
I came home and cried for a couple hours and then had to get ready for the next show. I was performing a scary Halloween Tango duet that we have been practicing for months and it was GREAT! I just wish I had more energy for it now. The show was great, everyone had wonderful costumes. I only cried twice. I made it through the dance and we had fun. Felt a wave of relief all my performances were done so I finally could cry in peace.
I am so sad today. I am so glad I don’t have to smile today and can just cry.
Professional bellydancer, fire performer, mermaid, mom, goddess