Dancing into the unknown

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She was young. Her whole life was ahead of her.
Her eyes sparkled with the possibilities that lay ahead.

A flower girl, a nurse, a doctor, a wife, a mother.
These were a few of her wistful dreams.

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She danced and she spun in the sunshine
and she laughed with un-abandoned joy.

She laughed at the days to come.
Because to her, life was simple and she enjoyed it to the fullest.

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She dreamed, big colorful dreams.
Dreams of adventure, dreams of a life lived fully.

And as she danced and her eyes sparkled blue,
I saw the dreams of every little girl… Being fulfilled.

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To be loved, cherished,
valued and accepted.

To have the admiration
of those closest to her.

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I saw joy in her eyes,
joy from being accepted.

And because of that, her love for life
pulsated out of every graceful move.

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I saw the way she noticed the little details in life
and loved the sacred, everyday moments.

She held life carefully in her hands
with a reverence and awe that inspired me to do the same.

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I saw the way she danced and smiled her way into the future.
Savoring strawberries, one bite at a time.

Smelling the flowers and listening to the whisper of the wind
as she sat still, still for a moment on her Grandmother’s porch.

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I saw beauty and bravery dancing together in her young life,
as she faced the growing years of her life with joy, with simplicity.

What I saw in her, gave me the bravery
to step out and join this beautiful dance that we call life…

To dance into the unknown.

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