The Tiny Dancer - Continued, Part 2  

dressa03 62M
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7/22/2005 5:30 am

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The Tiny Dancer - Continued, Part 2

I often have engaged people with the image of the tiny dancer and what she means as she spins and twirls, to find out, if this was a person of true understanding, But he, or she, would always say: “that is a woman dancing”. So I would bring myself down to their level and talk to them about golf or politics and they would be greatly pleased to have met such a sensible man. So I have lived my life alone, without anyone that I could really talk to. I had an encounter once, when I asked a man to draw me a tiny woman dancer. He drew a sheep and I said, no, this sheep is already very sickly, make me another and upon his next drawing I said, this is not a woman but man with huge muscles and again, this one is too old, please draw me a woman who will live a long time. So my friend drew me a box and said the tiny dancer was inside. To my delight, I thanked him and immediately began asking many questions, like do you think she will have enough to eat inside?

I do ask many questions and seem to never hear the ones I’m asked. From words dropped by chance, little by little, everything is revealed. I often look upon the tiny dancer, viewing her, even when inside the box, burying myself in contemplation of such a treasure chest.

Grown-ups love figures. When you tell them that you made a new friend, they never ask you any questions about essential matters. They never say to you, “What does her voice sound like? What games does she love best? Does she collect butterflies? Instead, the demand, “How old is she? How much or many does she have or had once? How tall is she and how much does she weigh and of course how much money does she make? Only from these figures do they think they have learned anything about her.

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