Art:There are five basic positions from which all movement in ballet begins. The turnout must begin in the hips; the thigh, knee, and foot must point sideways in the same direction; and all the muscles of the legs and hips must be pulled tight.
I've come to the house of the Immortals: In every corner, wildflowers bloom. In the front garden, trees Offer their branches for drying clothes; Where I eat, a wine glass can float In the springwater’s chill. From the portico, a hidden path Leads to the bamboo’s darkened groves. Cool in a summer dress, I choose From among the heaped piles of books. Reciting poems in the moonlight, riding a painted boat…Every place the wind carries me is home.—Yu Xuanji. http://crashinglybeautiful.tumblr.com