“Flowers and  Ballerinas in the Snow”

By Apryl Miller

This is a piece about two sisters who are dancers, who both possess grace, beauty, and intelligence, yet one is missing a hand. They dance in the frozen snow peppered with vibrant flowers, and colorful icebergs. Though one can dance without a hand, indeed, there are many stories of people, even great athletes who do not let missing body parts keep them from their dreams, this dancer is unable to do that. The two are placed at different elevations, the dancer with two hands appearing to exit the snow and icebergs, or at any rate, reaching for a different plane, which she is achieving, whilst the other sister is unable to move from her place, though she is dancing beautifully. She remains mired, lost in the trauma where she lost her hand.

2012