Running Into Second Class

“Modern Family’s” ‘Lily’, running to her first day of school.

Last year she clung tightly as she walked into her first day of first class. This year she excitedly ran to the yard with her friend in tow, to catch up with class mates she hadn’t seen all summer.

There was such excitement and chatter in the yard as classmates complimented each other’s new uniforms; spoke about how many books they have and the realisation that that might mean more homework; and revelled about the fact that they were one of the  “Big Kids” now as they start their first year at the Senior School.

A couple of times she looked out for her Dad and I. No words were spoken but those looks were telling us she was fine, happy that we were there, but we also needed to give her space. Her eyes were filled with excitement, anticipation and joy.

When her teacher arrived, she stepped into line with her classmates, gave us a final nod and off she went to start her first day as a second classer, as her dad and I stood back and watched with pride.

Always  know, dear girl, that (your dad and) I will always let you run free but will also be there in the background should you need a reassuring glance, a squeeze of your hand, a big hug, a pep talk, or to just stand with you in silence while you figure out what your next move is. This is your journey and we are excited to see you turn into the person you want to be as, in your words, you “shine your own way”.

About The Bellissimo Files

Hi, I’m Sarina Bellissimo and this is the place I come to indulge in my love of all things entertainment. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by all things Hollywood/showbiz. I blame my parents! As a child my mum used to force me to watch old Elvis Presley films with her, and both my mum & dad would take my brothers and I to the Drive-In to watch the latest films (this is where my love for ROCKY began!). When not watching movies, I was trying to figure out ways to pull the back off the TV so I could somehow get into it and be a part of all the action on the screen! This blog isn’t a place that revels in gossip and negativity. It’s a place where entertainment is celebrated. That said, this is a place you can turn to for honesty. Honesty and criticism don’t always mean attacks. I choose to criticise the piece of work but not the person and I acknowledge that just because I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. Here you’ll find interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of Entertainment, reviews, breaking news and my very own musings. Away from The Bellissimo Files, you can find me on Spin 1038 on Saturdays, between 1pm and 3pm,presenting Plan B. There’s celebrity interviews, entertainment news, the low down on the must see movies and music releases of the week, the ultimate guide to what’s on where in the city, as well as masterclasses with experts on standby to answer listeners’ questions. I also appear on TV3’s “Elaine” panel, talk movies on “Ireland AM” and you can sometimes hear me filling in on Moncrieff’s “Movies and Booze “(Newstalk) The Bellissimo Files is constantly evolving. Files (topics) will be added or deleted as time goes on. Feel free to read, watch, comment, share, and make suggestions for what you would like to see on the site. Sarina
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