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  • trying to find something i've already written about this picture. nothing that i've written fits it. so let me just say why i like it. lucia wants something and has grabbed someone's hand to get it. what does she want? she wants to be chased, she wants someone to run with her. at the moment of pulling she's making a move, making a demand and although her feet are both on the ground her hip is moving foward and implies a leap.there's something a little awkward about her stance but it's her own motion; it belongs to her. there's another litle girl dancing in front of a window that looks like a cloud. the other little girl is actually dancing but they're all in a cloud here. i select many photos for lucia's gaze into the camera, for the look of intent, for the indication that she has a purpose and a direction. many times that's random but works out and people don't know what she does or doesn't do because the pictures don't tell the whole story. the ones i delete probably say more about what she does or doesn't do. this picture though, doesn't need a gaze or a point of view. it's the side of a vase, it's a moment of dance, it's little girls being gracefull and free and impelling others to be that way too. lucia's not dancing (she doesn't dance like you think of dance) she's running but it looks a lot like dancing to me. it's a class for kids with disabilities and sometimes the helpers are tentative. this is lucia showing them they don't need to be.
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