I don’t do exuberance very well anymore, unlike this delightful youngster:
And I miss that.
Sir John Lavery did several portraits of Anna Pavlova; this 1910 canvas hangs in the Kelvingrove Museum in Glasgow. The Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College in Florida has another.
Pavlova herself once said:
When a small child, I thought that success spelled happiness. I was wrong, happiness is like a butterfly which appears and delights us for one brief moment, but soon flits away.
But oh, for those moments when it’s there!
(Via Boned Jello.)