I know you I walked with you Once Upon A Dream…
I know you the gleam in your eyes is so familiar a gleam…
And I know it’s true that visions are seldom all they seem.
But if I know you I know what you’ll do, you’ll love me at once the way you did once upon a dream…
Yesterday my class had a rehearsal at that same ballroom for the memorial and it brought me back in time… I even saw them in a dream and it felt so real.
That whole night was magical along with the preparations that took place months before. We were running a charity event that supported services and resources for at-risk youth and survivors of sexual assault and abuse. These were all causes that were so close to my heart.
I painted my Metamorphosis painting specifically for the event and the organization used my art to create posters and handbills for the event. The board and I (treasurer at the time) worked tirelessly around the clock organizing this event and encouraging people in the community to come.
I was so honored when they asked me to give a speech sharing my story. When the night finally arrived, I was surrounded by the people who meant the most to me. I walked up there in red-bottom 5 inch heels and shared my story. Then we danced the night away. My friends and I, to live blues music. It was the first night that I ever danced on a dance-floor outside of family weddings… That magical night was Everything that I hoped it would be and so much more <3.
It is amazing how a place can bring back so many memories. Memories that even appear in our dreams. I am definitely nostalgic. In the past, I would have spent too much time dwelling and longing for the past, but today I am seeing these memories as closure. And the gateway to creating many more beautiful memories.
I am still that free-spirited young woman who wanted to desperately make a difference in the world and stand up for what she believed in ❤ .