“A Beautiful Mess”
When I first read today’s prompt, I thought it sounded a bit familiar, but then I realized it was looking for something quite different. “Is there a mess you might consider visiting today that when appreciated for what it really is, can be seen in a new light? It might be a challenge, that’s for sure, but if we’re trying to reframe our lives, there’s no better place to start than our messes.”
I took this to mean that we should photograph a mess that we can appreciate its reason for being. Hubby suggested I should shoot his sauce-covered plate in appreciation for the lovely braciole he made for dinner this evening, but I didn’t think that would make a picture anyone would really want to see! So once again, my thoughts turned to my daughters! LOL! Daughters-teenagers-messes… wonder how I made that connection?
I opened Meghan’s dance bag and peered inside. How could I create a beautiful mess from this? Here’s my interpretation of the prompt:
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To me, ballet is one of the most beautiful arts. I envy and admire those ballerinas with perfect balance on the tips of their toes. Those hard-working toes really give pointe shoes a beating, so I find them to be a most beautiful mess. And this is only halfway through the dance year! They will look far worse come June.