The Wild Dancer Celebrates Solstice

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The solstice was Monday. A day I always look forward to though I never really celebrate. Nonetheless, I was happy that the solstice was Monday.

As I walked out of dance class and watched those pink hues melt with orange ones over the railway tracks, I stood there frozen. I wondered how many sunsets have I seen drag past the horizon and surely the answer is this: not nearly enough.

One can never have enough sunsets, or enough green life, or enough dancing. There are never too many fireflies lighting up your window or an excess of marshmallows waiting to be roasted. Never too many dances to be performed in the wild for only the flowers and mosquitoes to see. Never too many bees to suckle the sweet clover, and never, ever enough time for dancing.

So how are we to enjoy summer’s savory treats when we are trapped in fluorescent jungles?

Put on a bell sleeved dress that moves with the wind and we dance. We dance, outside, inside, in our mind, in our hearts. We just dance. Let every step this summer be a movement in the dance of life.

How did you celebrate the solstice? Did you at least see the strawberry moon? My moon was clouded over. 🙁

Stay Beautiful,

XOXO Liz

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  • Beautiful blog post – we should all dance by ourselves outdoors. That's a really elegant and pretty dress as well :).

    Nicky xx | http://www.curious-journeying.com

    • Thank you so much! A little outdoor dancing is good for the soul.

  • Gorgeous pictures!!
    a life of a charlotte
    x

  • Lovely post, I love the pictures and your dress! It's hard to escape the "concrete jungle" but when you do it's one of the best things to go out and catch a bit of fresh air!

    Lindsey Elyse | lindseyginge

    • It's so refreshing, isn't it? Too bad life does not allow it a little more often.

  • Such gorgeous photographs, love the juxtaposition of the greenery, train tracks and ballet slippers!

    http://www.Barely There Beauty.com | British Beauty & Lifestyle blog

    xx

  • One can never have enough sunsets. One cannot see sunsets enough. Beautiful post, Liz. And I absolutely love your dress too <3

    xx Bash |   go say   H E Y   B A S H

    • I absolutely agree. My sunset quota will never be full.

  • So beautiful and you look so graceful! I'm in love. Also, I didn't see the moon either. I must have missed it :/

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • Thank you! Yes, I was a little bummed I missed it, but there are some lovely pictures of the strawberry moon online! That's one of the best things about the Internet – you never entirely miss life events.

  • These pictures are marvelous! I had no idea you were a ballet dancer! I probably did know and totally forgot. Sunsets are marvelous things and it makes me happy that the window to my deck faces West so that I can see the sunset every day.
    ~Sara

    • Hah! I don't mention dance much on this blog because it's most of the time irrelevant. I was just feeling really artsy this day. It's amazing that you can gaze out a window into a perfect sunset! What a blessing!

  • Love that dress and your dance moves! So graceful and beautiful! xx

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  • Your post makes me want to get out in nature and spend some time away from the constant grind. I was actually traveling during summer solstice, so it came and went without me particularly noticing. I wish I had the ability to relax and take in the beauty of nature instead.

    Thank you for the wonderful inspiration and for painting a very magical scene for me this Friday morning.
    xo
    N
    Style Tomes ||ST on IG

    • You are very welcome. 🙂 I hope you are blessed with a relaxing weekend full of nature soon.

  • WOW! I love how you incorporated dance, poise and fashion in one, all in an arty way. I don't think I've ever seen ballet poses on a fashion blog. This is gorgeous!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

    • Thank you so much! I am so glad you enjoyed the post. Really, all these lovely words are making me rather sentimental!!!

  • Beautiful. beautiful photos!
    xx Alyssa
    visionsofnyc.blogspot.com