Nutcracker Nightmare

You walk through stores, shopping malls, the grocery, everywhere…you’re surrounded by holiday music of all kinds.

Grandma got run over, the gentlemen are resting, shepherds are watching, lords are leaping, and those trees are chocked full of partridges.

How much more can you take?

At least you get SOME variety.  What if you went to work every day knowing that the same hour-long recording would play all day?  That you could count on hearing it up to 50 times over the course of a month?

Welcome to the world of the ballet dancer.  Sophie Flack was a ballet dancer who experienced this for 17 years.  So before you complain that you’ve heard Little Drummer Boy 5 or 6 times in a week, walk a mile in Sophie’s toe shoes.

Read Sophie Flack: Not all the sugar plums (Boston Globe)