In dance, it is always good to start out with a light warm-up so you don't strain anything. So I'm beginning this challenge with a simple arabesque. Nothing fancy or flamboyant. Just elegant. A brief pause, a classic pose.
In the right hands, an arabesque is graceful, poetic, and ethereal. As a stay at home mom, I often find myself in the arabesque posture when recovering wet towels from the bathroom floor, delivering a Happy Meal to well-behaved and appreciative child, or hailing a taxi to the closest international airport. An arabesque is a fundamental staple in any dancer/mom's repertoire.
A is for arabesque.
|Here I perform an arabesque|
while retrieving a box of Fruit Loops
from the pantry.