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dancing on dad's shoes

Posted by
Becky (los angeles, United States) on 4 March 2011 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

My dad passed away nearly 8 years ago. This reminded me of the days when he would grab my tiny hands and lift me high - so I could place each foot upon his. And then off we would go, moving across the room, dancing
on dad's shoes.
I love you dad - wherever you are.

Dana from Burbank, United States

A beautiful and loving shot. With a doubly moving caption.

4 Mar 2011 5:27am

Fraucha from Bila Tserkva, Ukraine


4 Mar 2011 5:52am

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

Yep, I used to do that with my dad. Beautiful shot!

4 Mar 2011 6:05am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

lovely memories

4 Mar 2011 6:34am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

It seems like Dad's all over the world do this dance. Lovely shot and thoughts Becky.

4 Mar 2011 6:52am

kitty from Seoul, South Korea

sweet ^^

4 Mar 2011 7:06am

STEED from Somewhere, France

Lovely !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 Mar 2011 7:10am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Lovely moment ! And sweet memory , Phil

4 Mar 2011 7:27am

k@ from Paris, France

I danced with mine this way too, your tribute is all tenderness, delicacy and we all can relate - thanks & hugs to you*

4 Mar 2011 7:34am

Hettie from Cape St Francis, South Africa

ahhhhhhhhh! lovely

4 Mar 2011 7:57am

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Quite the trendy man with his vans shoes.
Lovely shot of happy memories.

4 Mar 2011 8:03am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Lovely moment in time.. shows the love between the father and daughter.

4 Mar 2011 8:35am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

I got a lump in my throat, it brought back a rush of that memory for me too, Richard is right. A really lovely shot and I love the pink shoes :)

4 Mar 2011 8:46am

Olivier from Manage, Belgium


4 Mar 2011 9:10am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

One of those sweet details where we 'see' the rest of the scene in our mind's eye . . pure joy and cleverly presented.

4 Mar 2011 9:21am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Yep, that's really brougt a long-lost memory back to me too. I've stopped typing, I'm doing lots of thinking-powerful image

4 Mar 2011 9:44am

philip earl from Oregon, United States

soo Great ~~~~ makes me smile . :))

4 Mar 2011 9:45am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old West Wales boy), Germany

"Step on my old size 9´s and I´ll take you round" !! Sweet !!

4 Mar 2011 12:49pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

So beautifully spotted and brilliantly composed! I'm so charmed by your image and touched by your words!!!

4 Mar 2011 1:04pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Lovely sensitive shot and story - beautiful moment.

4 Mar 2011 1:57pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A heartwarming tribute to your dad Becky! Well done! ;-)

4 Mar 2011 3:50pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

I used to do this with Amy once in a while, too....I wonder if she remembers...I now have tears - thanks Becky:-) Your dad hears you, I promise, and he is smiling,I promise!

4 Mar 2011 4:50pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Ah - He is probably smiling... and yelling at me! : )!

Sam from Chennai, India

Lovely shot. Wonderful moments ... Great tribute to your dad, Becky! You are a wonderful daughter... All the best. :)

4 Mar 2011 5:43pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Sweet and poignant memory, Becky. Nice to have that sweet melancholy memory... I remember the first time my dad coaxed me out on the wooden dance floor in front of OTHERS at a Bar Mitzvah we attended. I think I was 12. I was petrified, and stepped all over his feet, but not like this sweet shot above. Still, I was proud of dad for forcing me to dance with him. No matter how bad I was. (I'm still a lousy dancer...) And my dad has been gone for 34 years now. SIGH!

4 Mar 2011 6:16pm

@LauraS: Oh my - you just brought back another dad dancing memory for me. I got married when I was 18 - obviously too young to get married and apparently too young to dance ballroom wedding style My dad kept saying to me - STOP LEADING! I'm the leader - you follow the man. And like you, I was stepping all over his feet as well. I remember thinking at the time. Who says? Who says the man has to lead (or anyone for that matter) - why can't I lead? Funny. Isn't it? : ) I still lead when I dance. I can't follow. Perhaps that's one of the reasons why the memories of me on his feet are so fond. I didn't have to lead and I didn't have to follow - I just got to stand there and enjoy the ride.

acm from St. Louis, United States


4 Mar 2011 7:38pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Heartwarming shot..beautiful done.

4 Mar 2011 7:50pm

Franz from Baden, Austria

a touching and loving tribute, becky, and a wonderful photo - fine colours and a cool compo!

4 Mar 2011 7:59pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

w o n d e r f u l.................................

4 Mar 2011 8:06pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A sweet shot for sure. Very tender and emotional.

4 Mar 2011 9:56pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


5 Mar 2011 1:05am

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

Lovely moment, excellent!

5 Mar 2011 4:24am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Reminds me of this song by Luther Van Dross-Dance With My Father Again . My Dad died last November - so this is a wonderful tribute to them both, thanks. :-)

6 Mar 2011 8:29am

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

This is adorable!

6 Mar 2011 6:54pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

That is so sweet! I love your children and parents shots.

8 Mar 2011 3:46am

cristoF from montbéliard, France

bravo pour le spotlight color,c'est trés mérité.

8 Mar 2011 7:23pm

@cristoF: Thanks CristoF : )

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

. . and, yay, in the Color Spotlight ! Well done and well-deserved with this delightful one, Becky.

8 Mar 2011 7:40pm

@Ronnie 2¢: Thanks Ronnie : )

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Congratulations on the Color Spotlight!

9 Mar 2011 4:34am

@Steve Rice: Thanks Steve!

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Congratulations for the "Spotlight Color. Good day.

9 Mar 2011 7:54am

@Tede: thanks Tede : )

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A cute shot. Congratulations for the spotlight color

10 Mar 2011 5:09pm

marci from in, Morocco

wonderful image - very special moment! congrats!

12 Mar 2011 8:37pm

GIPSY ELENA from Basauri, Spain

..Excellent.. both the subject and the processing!

20 Mar 2011 10:36am