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My Movement from Dancing to Writing

“Was I replacing one language with another, one way of communicating with another?”

I went to Florence, Italy in the fall of 1988 after having had a second surgery to remove a bone tumor in my leg. It wasnt cancer, but it was weakening the bone. I had been dancing at least four times a week since I was a child. Now the doctors warned me that the tumor could return if I continued. My dream of dancing professionally was over.

café latte. Taking out my new hardbound green notebook with its many lined pages, I started to write.


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