“Dance like no one is watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt, Sing like no one is listening, Live like it’s heaven on earth.” ~William Purkey
I’d venture to say that more than half the people reading this are familiar with the Purkey quote above. It was the one I heard most often when I shared the photo below on Facebook.
All week, I’ve had this picture on my mind. Of this little girl having the time of her life in the middle of an art museum in Glasgow, Scotland.
When I shared it on Facebook, I saw the name of the museum but I didn’t know much else. For me, it was all about the girl, whirling with abandon (and probably making her mother freak out about the potential for mayhem and property damage).
Note: All the details about the painting can be found here.
The woman in the painting is Anna Pavlova, the first ballerina to tour around the world. Pavlova, born in St. Petersburg more than a century ago, changed ballet forever.
I love that Pavlova’s picture from a century has now touched all of us today.
I love that this little girl so inspired the museum’s patrons that someone snapped a picture.
I love that we live in a world where one person and one dance can make a difference.
This is just a teensy little example of how one person’s actions can ripple outward in an endless chain. Partly due to social media, one person CAN change the world. Can you imagine what Ghandi could accomplish today?
My thought for you this Thursday:
Einstein said, “A single drop of water helps to swell the ocean.” I believe that…do you?
What are the first three things you think when you look at the picture above? (Quick! In 100 words or less.) Enquiring minds LOVE to know these things here at More Cowbell!
[Note: In reading over the last paragraph of this post, my first thought was: Dang, it sounds like I brought back the whips and chains from my little wrestle with the Kegelmaster on Natalie’s blog. Somebody do an intervention, quick!]