• Random notes in the life

    Holding Onto The Air

    I was editing and fell down a rabbit hole. The paragraph in question: “Never let them see you sweat. Never let them see that you’re mortal. Suzanne Ferrell’s words threaded through the pain and I managed one last gentle beat of my wings before allowing myself to fall gently to the ground.” It used to be “the famous ballerina’s words”, but I thought that was clunky and irritating, so I went looking for “Suzanne ballerina” to make sure I had her name correct. I came across this blog post and was struck by how much of current-me is colored by having read Holding Onto The Air when I was 8…

    Comments Off on Holding Onto The Air