Wednesday, March 16, 2011
J had his legs wrapped around my hips like a monkey and was swinging to and fro while the children danced on stage. My foot was tapping as my eyes surveyed each child as they tried to remember the many varied steps. My eyes were diverted today by one particular girl who was not on stage. I have not worked with her, but I can tell that she has many struggles in life. She is always smiling and trying her best to communicate with the people around her. As I watched her today, my eyes started to become damp. She was bouncing to the music with her whole body and soul. She threw her head back, eyes twinkling, smile from ear to ear, and swayed her body to the music. She had a tight grip on her teacher's hand like it was a life line and swayed her to the tune pumping through the speakers. What a joy it was to watch this little girl forget her worries and just enjoy the moment. With all of the sad news in the media right now, it was nice to see someone living happily in the moment.