on our tenth date of christmas, we got all gussied up -- blue velvet for husband, balletic pink taffeta for me -- and watched the new york city ballet perform the nutcracker.
i danced in the show for years as a child and seeing it now, so many years later, brings back such sweet memories for me. husband loved the dances of coffee, tea, candy canes, and marzipan; the sugarplum fairy opening act ii positively stole my heartbeats, just like it always does. we delighted in all the suits and furs and shoes, and all the little girls in christmas ribbons and dresses, and shared whispers that someday ours will look just like that.
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