Sunday, December 5, 2010

When I grow up

When I grow up, I want to be a dancer. I want to let the music into my soul, and let my body decide how it wants to move. I want to wear costumes of heavy silk, and dance before packed audiences.

I also want to be a scientist. I want to invent new machines, and discover new medicines. I want to wipe out hunger, poverty and disease.

I have many dreams, but I do not know what I will become. What I do know is that I do not want to be invisible like my mother and my sisters.

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varun jha said...


LTM said...

I love that picture and this is as always is wonderful~ :o)

Oddyoddyo13 said...

Already, you are NOT invisible. :)

Kittie Howard said...

I totally understand what you mean.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

If only the dreams of every girl could come true. Wouldn't it be a wonderful world?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

May she achieve at least one of those...

Drama Queen said...

I love your stories...and what an awesome picture. Beautiful. :)

Guinevere said...

Aw, what an evocative little story, so much in so few words. The photograph is beautiful too - what a precious little girl.

Clarissa Draper said...

Words to live by. I hope I can make my mark on the world as well.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Makes one wish one could make a difference to her!

Danette said...

For women who have always had the opportunities, they take for granted. For those who are invisible... they hear the heartbreak in the picture. There is more heartbreak in the world then opportunity.

Jemi Fraser said...

Wow - that last line is a killer! I hope she gets her wish - no one should be invisible!

Ellen aka Ella said...

You are so adorable, I love this photo! I can relate, I wanted to wear many different hats! Great drabble~

Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Varun - thank you. And thanks for dropping by.

@ Leigh- which reminds me, I still owe you a photograph. Bad Dobby :-(

@ Oddyoddyo13 - I would hate to be. Should have clarified that this was fiction.

@ Kittie - I knew you would. I am sure you have met many who are.

@ Debra - it would indeed. All the dreams of all the kids. Or at least all the dreams they are willing to work towards.

@ Alex - that's my wish too.

@ Drama Queen - thank you so much

@ Guinevere - thank you. But when will people figure out that I say things in a few words, because I do not have more than those.

@ Clarissa - you already have. There are people's lives you have touched and enriched. You could do more, but you have already done what you say you want too do.

@ Diane - to know that someone is cheering them on, and that someone cares. I think even that may be enough for them.

@ Danette - much more heartbreak than opportunity, unfortunately. Which is such a waste, isn't it?

@ Jemi - everytime I encounter women like her, I thank my stars that I had the opportunity to do whatever it is I wanted to.

@ Ellen - thank you. And yes, we do want to do so many diverse things, don't we?

Faith said...

I've been doing a lot of reading about invisible women lately... my heart breaks for them. This drabble is so poignant, and sadly, full of truth.

slommler said...

I agree! You are not invisible! Love this drabble!

Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Faith- it is really sad, isn't it?

@ SueAnn - that I am not. But I wish no woman was.


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