Cinderella · Fairy Tale · NovElla

Cinderella, En Pointe

Cinderella’s slippers glitter, even as pointe shoes! This classic story makes for an equally classic ballet. There is an enchanting score, the Cinderella Suite, or Opus 87, composed by Sergei Prokofiev, a Russian Soviet musician whose works include both ballets and operas. This is the music most often used in Cinderella renditions. The choreography by… Continue reading Cinderella, En Pointe

Austen · NovElla · Quotes

Autumn is for the Poets

  “Her pleasure in the walk must arise from the exercise and the day, from the view of the last smiles of the year upon the tawny leaves and withered hedges, and from repeating to herself some few of the thousand poetical descriptions extant of autumn–that season of peculiar and inexhaustible influence on the mind… Continue reading Autumn is for the Poets

Austen · Cinderella · LOTR · NovElla

One Lovely Blog Award

I am honored and excited to share that I’ve been nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award! Marcia Strykowski, over at her own lovely blog, received the award and so a big thank you to her for nominating NovElla and Banannabelle! Here are the guidelines for the One Lovely Blog Award: Each nominee must thank… Continue reading One Lovely Blog Award

Cinderella · NovElla · Pumpkin

Introducing Cinderella

It’s that time of year again! Brightly colored leaves, crisp weather, pumpkins, Cinderella—wait, Cinderella? Yes! Cinderella’s fairy godmother turns a big orange pumpkin into a beautiful coach, so the story must occur in autumn… Or does it? And does she wear glass slippers or are they gold? It all depends on which version you’re referencing.… Continue reading Introducing Cinderella

Education · NovElla

Back to School

The weather’s getting colder and there was a crisp breeze in the air during my run this morning. I can almost feel the leaves crunching underfoot and smell the tangy scent of apples. The start of autumn always reminds me of beginning a new school year. I still remember the excitement of getting together my… Continue reading Back to School