She lives in a place where she is only free once the light comes.
The song plays over and over inside her head.
She has memorized each step by heart and so she can perform the dance perfectly.
In the darkness alone can she dream of stages and lights and costumes.
In the darkness can she hide from the eyes of strangers.
In the darkness sleeps the little ballerina.
Graceful and beautiful.
In the music box on the dresser.