|Yes, I have heard the argument about the right of a free people to determine its own destiny. I reflect often upon the way through the woods. The primacy of nature over nurture keeps me awake oft a night. |
But, my grand-daughter idolising princesses, learning dance, and adoring pink, purple, and turquoise, is all a bit perplexing.
In want of a princess-antidote, on Friday Alannah helped me fork the compost in her ballet tutu, and on Saturday she sat with me under the spreading Camellia tree while I explained to her the finer points in the life-cycle of the Cicada.
Note: These images were taken by a bursting mother, at the completion of Sunday's dance spectaculAR, when Tessi and Alannah found it difficult to relinquish the stage.