Ballet shoe on pointe builds a circular motion on the floor, as the ballerina spins on axis of one toe shoe. The pirouette displays grace and beauty.
Poppies remind me of Poppy Day which was observed in my elementary school. Mother would give me a dime to buy a red paper poppy. The red poppy is a symbol of all the soldiers who sacrificed their lives since World War One. National poppy day in 2019 will be November 11th.
Throughout history, after a major war, red poppies seem to pop up in the battlefields and on soldier’s graves. Poppy seeds lay dormant in the soil and when the soil is heavily turned or dug up it causes them to sprout. The most detailed of this event took place in WWI “In Flanders Field”, Belgium. In the craters where bombs fell and on the mounds of rubble, “Poppies Galore” bloomed everywhere. The heavily churned earth and the high concentration of lime from the limestone buildings made the perfect catalyst for the poppies to grow.
For additional information on this history, visit the below links