Danger Diary Day 21: Something You’ve Held On To For the Last 5 Years. I’ve held on to these things for way more than 5. Almost 30 years! Top 3 pictures are of a Matroyshka or Russian nesting doll. I bought it in the former USSR back in 1987 when I was on a dance tour. And the bottom 3 pictures are of my tap shoes. I bought them in 1986 (well, mom bought them) and I wore them in a couple of numbers when I danced in Russia. As well as many other musicals/dance recitals for years after. If you look closely by the large letters “JA” (my initials I wrote), you can also see a signature. The signature is by Gregory Hines. One of my idols for years. And that’s him signing them in the last picture when I was privileged enough to dance with him back then. Yes I had long hair and my gf at the time braided it. Haha. I haven’t worn them/tapped since 1999/2000, but they always hang on my door as a reminder. Just as the nesting doll sits on my bookcase to keep watch.
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