Sunday, June 14, 2009

Holding on to the Air

The twining vines of the Kentucky Wonder beans reminded me of the wonderful remark from fabled ballerina Suzanne Farrell about her mentor George Balanchine. When she complained that a particular balanced pose was impossible because there was "nothing to hold on to," he said, "Hold on to the air."

That's what the vines have been doing, until today. They have curved over gracefully and most balletically onto the lattice. As I suppose even great ballerinas must do eventually -- give way to gravity.

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