I don’t know, I can’t explain, I don’t have answers. I found a new ballet class, with a good pointe class after it, and I did it again. I wore my Gaynor Mindens and they were too tight. So I bought a new pair. Half a size larger, and with a wider box. I am 31 and I bought another pair of pointe shoes. Part of me thinks it is practice; dancing ballet and pointe. And another part of me despairs. Oh but then they first part of me thinks – ha! I can dance en pointe in unexpected places, like giving a conference paper?