Graceful ~ Best Shot Monday

You finally give in. Allowing your long, willowy legs to be still and rest for a few stolen moments.

I watch you lying there with your hair sprawled across the pillow, your arms tucked up under your chin, and your tutu bunched up around your middle, as your eyelashes flutter closed. I think you look even more graceful asleep, than you do dancing.

Find out what is gracing everyone else’s life over at Tracey’s today.


22 Responses to “Graceful ~ Best Shot Monday”

  1. 1 MelodyA. July 27, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    It’s beautiful. So vintage-y.

  2. 2 Melissa July 27, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    So sweet; there’s nothing like a little dancer crashed on the couch. Love the muted colors.

  3. 3 veredd July 27, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    I love the way you captured her rest… with your picture and with your words. Beautiful!

  4. 4 Tanya July 27, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    What a graceful shot and a phenomenal words to go with it.
    You’ve lovingly captured a beautiful moment.

  5. 5 carey July 28, 2008 at 3:07 am

    oh that is precious!

  6. 6 Tracy July 28, 2008 at 4:34 am

    I love watching my kids sleep… this is lovely. The bunched up tutu tells the story!

  7. 7 Christina July 28, 2008 at 4:57 am

    Good gosh, Carrie! You do it every week, you always have the perfect words and photos to capture the specialness. *sigh*

    And if I ever have another daughter, I think I might name her Grace just so I can do those plays on words.

  8. 8 Stacy July 28, 2008 at 5:31 am

    Oh, such a sweet shot and words, Carrie. I love the vintage treatment on this shot, too.

  9. 9 Jen July 28, 2008 at 6:12 am

    I love the softness of the photo and your words are beautiful. To me there is nothing quite as sweet as a sleeping child.

  10. 10 megan July 28, 2008 at 6:57 am

    like how her feet are tucked into the corner…

  11. 12 Nina July 28, 2008 at 8:28 am

    What a peaceful pic….it makes me want to whisper when I am around it lest I wake the ballerina up!

  12. 13 Amanda July 28, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    I’m continually amazed – by the beauty of your images and the careful construction of your words. Thanks for moving me with simple appreciation today!

  13. 14 Jaimee July 28, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    Beautiful photo and awesome words to go with it!

  14. 15 Jen A. July 28, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    Took my breath away. So sweet and peaceful.

  15. 16 emily July 28, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    What a lovely photo and sentiment. Thanks for sharing it.

  16. 18 golightly July 28, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    What a wonderful moment.
    funny, I have a sleeping on the sofa shot from last week too! But eloquent words to go with it.

  17. 19 Maya July 29, 2008 at 9:23 am

    What a beautiful photo Carrie! She looks so peaceful. I love the technique around the edges!

  18. 20 Anna July 29, 2008 at 11:42 am

    So innocent and precious. You captured a whole moment of childhood. Gorgeous!

    And love the digital story board, too, her EYES! WOW!

  19. 21 Maggie July 29, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    That is just the sweetest! And what a great treatment to mute the colors a bit…it’s so peaceful looking!

  20. 22 Maddy August 2, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    Lovely indeed.
    Best wishes

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