i won't give up

Last night, my daughter had her first practice for an upcoming ballet solo. 

It was late and we both had a long day behind us — school, work, dinner, homework, dance classes, and a paper route.

Then this happened:  


And I knew I would sit in a million waiting rooms and outside a thousands panes of glass to see this, to hear this, to feel this again and again. 

want my kids to have this joy; I hope they continue wanting it for themselves.  

Watch this clip, too.

And then promise me anytime you hear someone say the arts don't matter, you'll tell, "I won't give up."








Elan Morgan

Elan Morgan is a writer and web designer who works through Elan.Works and is a designer and content editor at GenderAvenger. They have been seen in the Globe & Mail, Best Health, Woman's Day, and Flow magazines and at TEDxRegina and on CBC News and Radio. They believe in and work to grow both personal and professional quality, genuine community, and meaningful content online.