Thursday, June 16, 2011

She said: "You know? We were all friends. We grew up together. We used to play at each other's house. We went to school together. We dated each other. You know? We were a team. We looked out for each other. When one of us was in trouble, we all gathered around the one in trouble and tried to make it better. We were a crew, ya know? We dressed alike . We thought alike. I loved these people. Do you know what I mean? This was my world and these were the people in my world. I would have done anything for my friends. I would have gone anywhere to help them if they were in trouble and needed help. Later on, I baby sat for some of the new born little ones that were coming along. I didn't even see it happen. I remember looking up and seeing the bus coming toward where we were sitting. It was coming real fast and I member thinking that the bus driver was driving too fast to stop for us. I stood up and I think that saved me. I got thrown into the air and was hurt some, but not all that bad. Everyone else who was waiting for the bus was killed except for me and a little girl, Ema. For some reason we were spared. I don't know why. I hope some day I will know why. I hope some day I can forget what happened to my friends."
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Friday, June 10, 2011

He said: "Ya know? I always wanted to be someone special. Not that I'm not, but, you know, I wanted to make a name for myself somehow. I wanted to stand out from the crowd and be someone that people would admire and, you know, look up to. Someone who was over and above. I didn't have the faintest clue how someone like me could be someone like that, but I worked hard to find out somehow. I couldn't even tell you why I wanted to be this way. Maybe it was because my Mom and Dad didn't have everything that they wanted. We just didn't have a lot of money when I was growing up. Then Dad died suddenly and, you know, times were bad. I went to school to study medicine, but I had to drop out and make some money. I got married and then the babies started coming and then, well, I don't know how to say it, I guess life just took over. Just like it does with most people. I don't know how a guy like me gets recognized for doing something well or being someone that folks admire, or any of that. I don't know how a regular guy with dreams gets to live those dreams out. I'm just a regular guy. I don't know how you get "in" on any of the good stuff. I'm just trying to make it happen for me and my family. I think we can get better and do better. I guess time will tell."
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Sunday, June 05, 2011

She said: "I always wanted to be a dancer. I don't know why; my body somehow drove me to that decision. I didn't struggle or worry about this choice. My body knew, so I went with it. I loved the physical part of it, even when I got hurt doing something too fast or too slow or if my timing was off. I loved feeling the air rush around me. I loved being somewhere in the air for a moment; if only for a moment. I loved seeing my friends in the company rush by me and then vanish. Dance was the world I chose to live in. Dancers became my tribe. I ate, drank, cried for, hurt for, did everything for one thing: Dance. I don't dance so much anymore. My feet are shot for one thing; I tire easily and I'm often in pain. I'm older now, so I don't move so fast. I'm still in the company. We are growing old together; I love the younger dancers who have come in to join us. I love the way they look and the way there throw their bodies into the air. I love watching what once was mine."
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