Spread your wings, take a turn and soar like an eagle but you can fall like a feather. Sway your hands and fold your feet and point your toes in your heart. Let the water flow on your shoulders, let your body become flexible and move like a swan. Follow the music and your emotions. Just soar who you are dont think about the injuries you get. Just keep flying!
I was practising that day when I saw an old man watching me at the door. His eyes look so amazed and desperate. When I put my eyes on him he immediately run and his face turned into a feared kid. Then my instructor arrived and we started practising.
"Stop!" He said. "What are you doing, I can't see your emotions what's happening to you this day?" That time I was floating and thinking about my father. My father got to jail when I was 18 because of illegal drugs and tomorrow he will be released. That day will be my audition for a ballet competition. "I think that's enough for today, go and clear your mind".
I woke up as a normal day and thinking what will I choose my audition or my father. I arrived at the studio but I can't remove my father from my mind. I get out and run toward the bus station. When I get on the bus I was catching my breath like I don't have any oxygen anymore. When I arrived I saw people also waiting for their loved ones and when no one is around anymore I ask the police about my father and the police told me that he already leave 7 in the morning. My hopeful face become hopeless I thought I can be with him again, I thought I am the first person he will go to, I thought he will ask for forgiveness but I'm wrong. I received a call from a number and my eyes opened in shock " Hello, I'm here in Palawan one of my friend find me a job ill keep in touch with you". Then he ends the call, I tried to call him again I want to hear something "Is that all of it? seriously?" Tears flowed on my face and continue to walk in the street like a dead person.
The next day I entered the studio with the angry face of my instructor "why did you do that? Did you lose your mind?". All I answered is silence. I don't know what did I think to end up in that decision.
The next few days when I was to enter the studio I saw the old man in the audience sit. I just ignored him and ask my instructor about him. He said, " He is just here to watch". I continue practising and I saw my instructor and the old man talking to each other.
"Do you want to do ballet? Why?"
"I know it's too late but I want to fly even just once before I die. My father disabled me to learn ballet when I was a child. Ballet is just useless having a job is more important is his motto".
It's already afternoon and the old man is still in the studio. My instructor called me and said something. " I decided that you will teach Mr Santos ballet". I feel electricity flowed on my whole body "what are you sure I will teach this old man, can he even balance and stretch his arms? Seriously?" I can't do anything but say yes but I make a condition "Control your balance for 2 minutes then I will teach you ballet, I will give you one week". My instructor said " Dont push him too hard" then I replied "If he doesn't have any potential then I don't have any interest to teach him" the old man replied to me "okay see you next week".
I immediately get out of the studio to take a bus and go home. While walking I'm thinking about the old man " Is this real? How come?" Then I meet the person I don't want to meet. "You again?" He said. His friends grab my hand and lock my body. "Don't ever block my way, huh, I don't ever want to see you because you always ruin me!" "Hey stop!" The old man said. Then they immediately run like a feared cat Lol. I took a deep breath and calm myself. "Are you okay?" The old man asks me. "Yes, I'm fine".
The bus already arrived, I don't have a face to show on the old man but he still says Goodbye to me.........