My friend and colleague Jan Haas, posted this wonderful video. It’s of a little ballerina in class who can’t get her legs to do what she wants them to do. Jan wrote about this on her blog and compared it to her feet not always going in the direction she wants them to. You can read her blog here.
For me, this video meant something a little different. I saw it from the perspective that this little girl simply wasn’t meant to do what all of the other little girls were doing. She’s been told to fit in, follow the crowd, and that’s what good little girls do. But in reality, she stands out. She’s a different and special in her own way.
I have often felt that I am not “normal.” Not that I am special, just different. The yearnings and desires that I hold deep in my heart seem to be greater than some of my peers, or I’m at least more outward in expressing them. I’ve had that bumbling, rumbling feeling to stand out for a long time.
This little girl is looking around saying this doesn’t feel right (conforming), but it is what everyone else is doing. Yet it doesn’t feel right to me. That’s how I felt through all of the years I worked in a J-O-B. I just couldn’t understand how everyone around me was able to keep it together and be poised through it all.
What is your take on this video? What do you see in this little girl?