Roll up, roll up! The circus is in town!
I am aching. But what a class! The trapeze lessons were a lot harder than I thought. But I did it! I loved it too but I was in for quite a shock. I arrived at the amazing building and sat waiting in anticipation for the class to begin. A trickle of girls walked in all nervous hellos and giggling smiles, not knowing what we had let ourselves in for. We met our instructors and we went up the stairs to the studio. In a large space hung by the ceiling was two trapeze bars and a set of silk ropes.
We started with introductions and warm up which included a game of chase which made us all giggly Benny Hill style scuttling around the room. Then the instructor gave us a demo of what he was going to teach us on the trapeze bar. Every one gasped in awe and wonder as he twirled and somersaulted around the bar upside down with the greatest of ease. I cried out " Oh my God, I thought we were just going to sit on it and swing!!"
Reality bites. It bit even harder when it was my turn. You can't get on the trapeze bar like a horse like I thought, Oh no, you have to hang from your arms and get your feet on the bar that way. Yeah, just think about that for a minute. Trust me I was at that stage a lot longer. At least we were all in the same boat. Exclamations of "Oh, this is hard!" were heard from all of us at one point. We all got on really well and I am looking forward to doing the class with them next week.
But we soon all got into the "Swing" of things (I am sorry I couldn't help it) and we were all hanging perilously by my legs in the "candle pose" at one point. We all made a mental note that if you are upside down, our top follows suit so tucking them into our bottoms was the best option. We were taught all kinds of techniques and poses with beautiful names such as the angel, birds nest, mermaid, star and stag. So much in two hours and my hand hurt with gripping so tight.
My body is paying today and I can barely type! It was scary trying not to fall off, but really cool and I will have to work hard with this one. But then again, there is no harm in that is there? It is hard work and the blisters on the palms of my hands will prove that. But I want to do this, shake things up a bit and fly through the air every Monday evening for the next few weeks!
So with the sun setting with watchful eyes a wee bit later these days, I want time to stand still to go on new adventures in life and learn more skills.
let me look into the future..................
Wait, can you feel dancing in the air
and hear the distance beat of a drum?
Yep, filling up my Tuesdays nights are African drumming lessons which begin next week! I am taking my wee sister with me as she is really good at drumming, has done festivals and street carnivals for years already! So we will be going to the classes very week and getting together for a giggle and catch up.
I am going to take pictures of the trapeze lessons next week, and show you the beautiful building as well!
So my diary is filling up and I am getting out there! " 2010 is the year of fun! Hope all is well in your world!