March 8, 2009
Connection and reconnection
I have been consistently amazed by the folks that social networking sites have brought into and back into my life. On Facebook, for example, are friends that I played with in preschool, people I went to school with from kindergarten through high school, college and grad school folks, siblings, kids I used to babysit for, girls I was a colorguard with, my high school chemistry and band teacher, my college english professor, those who worked as summer camp counselors with me in my early 20s, students from classes I've taught, friends I just spent time with yesterday, and so on. I realize that I'm not alone in this, but I'm just so AMAZED.
And I just found my ballet teacher, Romona Rose, from when I was five years old. I can't even believe it. I freaked out and sent her an overly excited message. (I hope I don't scare the poor woman.) I can still remember the entire ballet routine to "On My Tiny Toes." Here is a picture of me from that dance recital looking like quite the strumpet and with ambitions of being a prima ballerina in my head.