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Thursday, January 15, 2009
Fairy Princess Tutus
Yes, that's right, tutus.
I'm going to tell you a little story. Last Saturday, I was having brunch in Harlem with a friend and my seat was facing the street. It had been snowing for a few hours and everything was very white and very still. After I ordered what proved to be an excellent plate of huevos rancheros, I watched a few kids run down the street. The first one, a boy, did a head first dive and slide (on purpose) and then got up laughing. The second kid, also a boy, essentially did the same thing, again got up laughing. But the third little one, a girl who was wearing a lot of pink, copied their slide, but then promptly flipped over onto her back and proceeded to make a snow angel. And she was moving so quickly it was almost like I was watching her do it on fast-forward. She must have been about 6 or 7 and there she was as happy as could be flat on her back on the sidewalk in Harlem making a snow angel. It was amazing.
And I've been thinking about the importance of play ever since—and thinking that I need to do it more!—and the importance of getting lost in your own little world every so often. Which brings me to these delightful tutus, officially called Fairytale Poof's., which I recently learned about. I loved (loved!) playing dress up as a kid and I know I would have loved to have one of these to wear any day of the week. They are made by Janine of Queen Bee Whimsies who also makes wands, flowery hand mirrors, bow holders, and kits so that little girls can make some of her creations as party favors.
I'm going to see what I can do about channeling some of this fairy-princess, snow angel-making spirit for myself!