Thanks to my friend and long-time blog reader Carla Golden, I found this beautiful clip of two dancers.
According to Carla:
She was a teenage dancer in China, having trained from early childhood, when she lost her left arm in a car accident. Depressed, she turned away from dancing for awhile. But when asked to coach a group of children, she realized her love of dance was still there.
She returned to dancing, finding at first that it was difficult to maintain balance in her turns and spins without her lost limb. But gradually she learned to compensate.
A number of years later, she heard of a young man in his 20’s who had lost his leg. He, too, was going through the roller coaster emotions of denial, depression and anger that she had gone through. Although he had never danced before, she talked him into trying it.
It was a challenge for both of them. They separated several times when the frustration became too great. He had no concept of how to use his muscles or even the most basic dance steps.
Eventually, they broke through their frustrations and went back to training, hiring a choreographer to design routines for them.
After watching it, tell me if what they are lacking in any way detracts from the perfection they demonstrate together. Breathtaking! A good lesson for us all.
In case you don’t see the video on this post, here is the direct link to the YouTube video.