Friday, July 25, 2008

RSVP to the Dance

My brother was a soccer player and I was a ballerina...my mother came to refer to her life as "shin guards and leotards." I have certainly followed in her footsteps.

Today Finn finished his week long Coerver soccer clinic and is achieving the "soccer excellence" the program promises. They worked on intense moves like the Rivelino VanBasten, Double Cruyff, and Fake Zico among others. At the end of the session Finn came out with a medal.

I asked him why he received it and he said,
"Geez Mom, I can't even believe it, but I am the RSVP of the camp."

Clearly he meant MVP, but he is, after all, the victim of being a party planner's son.

Later in the day we had the privilege of taking in the performances hosted by the Academy of Movement and Music. Emma Grace has embraced her name taking her place on the stage with an energy and beauty of expression we have yet to see from her before.

Our girl is talented and reveled in the opportunity to perform the works of several young choreographers. When your world if filled with Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi, and Mozart it has to be amazing to perform to music by Feist, Snow Patrol, and Rob Thomas....

Alone on the stage in a fading spot light she completed a series of serious modern movements as Dido's layered music dissolved to nothing...and I sighed....proud.

The MVP has RSVP'd to the dance again tomorrow evening.

1 comment:

Annie said...

You know what's missing from that lineup of coaches? A girl coach. I gotta get up to Chi-town. Seriously though, congrats to Fin and his RSVP :)

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