From my lifetime of studying ballet and teaching ballet to children, I have seen the transformation from clumsy duckling-to-ballerina occur over and over. All the many years we spend in class learning this art lead us one day onto the stage dressed in a sparkling "Magic Tutu" and at that moment all the years of hard work come to life. That moment is the reward. I always compare the duckling-to-ballerina transformation to the transformation from spiritual seeker to a human being who is genuinely happy. Some call this the awakening. I like that. It takes a lifetime of work and then one day we step onto Life's stage and in that one magical moment we feel the impact of this existence. The "Magic Tutu" represents that moment and all it brings. ** Click the photo to enlarge and see how pretty the tutu is.