January 10, 2011
Tonia and the five skirts
When Tonia was eleven all she wanted was to become a dancer, but her feet were to big and her belly to tubby. Had she had a set of skirts she might be able to hide them... It so happens her parents were pore and had to struggle just for a living so, all she had was one single siena skirt. But every year for her birthday her grandmother would sew her a new skirt, made out from her living-room white striped curtains. By the time Tonia was 15 she had an exquisite collection of 5 skirts, tiny feet, a delicate waist and had become a fine dancer.