Writing from our scholarship recipient
OCTOBER 10, 2014 1 COMMENT
As she walks into a giant room with mirrored walls, she finds
herself entering a new world. A world where everything
disappears. Where she feels an odd sense of security. Ever since
she was a little girl this is how she felt. Letting the music fill her
head. Trying new things. Moving freely without a care in the
world. There is just something about it that she loves. As she
twirls, leaps, bends, and twists, she finds herself getting lost in the
A place where she watches the little girls in their pink skirts,
and tiny ballet slippers. How their eyes glow as they watch the
older girls. That was her only a few years ago. Watching them do
what seemed like a million turns. Wanting to be just like them
when she grew up.
This is still her today. Still looking up at people in
amazement wanting to be them. Only now people are doing the
same to her. When they tell her that they look up to her, it pushes
her harder to be better. When someone tells her that she has
grown so much, it makes her strive to do even more.
When she watches people dance she gets chills. It is that
indescribable feeling in her that she lives for. It is like someone
has locked up all of her emotions into to a bottle. Then all of the
sudden the bottle explodes and all of her emotions are
released into her movements.
This place with mirrored walls is where she likes to spend
her free time. Some people think that she is crazy for wanting to
be there so much. They just don’t understand that for her it feels
like home. A happy place to escape from everything that is going
on in her life. This is the place that she likes to call home.