DVD extra - The Making of ...
When I started writing this blog - only a month ago - I had never imagined that it would ever reach the readership that it has; especially astonishing as it has happened in only four weeks. I had imagined the number of hits to be in the tens. If it had been in the hundreds I would have been amazed. The fact that the number of people who find this interesting exceeds even this, leaves me feeling overwhelmed, but very happy. I am in a state of befuddlement.
People have been in touch to say that they understand the dilemmas that we as a family are facing: some are parents themselves; many say that they have absolutely no interest in ballet but enjoy it nonetheless; all have at some stage in their lives been children. Among the emails that I have received, people say that they are enjoying the honesty, the confusion, and the way I am wearing my bleeding heart on an internet-shaped sleeve. In my head I am writing the Tarantino-like story of a family ripped apart by ballet. Those who kindly take the time to read it are welcome to find whatever meaning in it they choose.
I have been contacted from all over the world; I think from every continent. It would appear that a good story travels, and in our complicated modern world, the distances involved are difficult to fathom. It would be easy for me to become overwhelmed, over-enthusiastic, perhaps even manic: to no longer understand the delicate boundary between honest disclosure and exhibitionist indulgence. Also, there is a child involved - the most important consideration by far. In fact, by association, there are many children involved. This is why, I set myself some guidelines before I started writing. I wanted to be clear about what this blog is, and to be able to offer reassurances to others involved in the story. So here it is, a DVD extra: The Making of Ballet Dad Blog.
One day I'll tell you all the things I leave out.
Next time is all about loving too much and making mistakes