This week's Write at the Merge combines an image from Degas with a dash of philosophy:
It stands to reason that where there’s sacrifice, there’s someone collecting sacrificial offerings. Where there’s service, there’s someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice, speaks of slaves and masters. And intends to be the master.—Ayn Rand
As someone with no sense of rhythm or heart for dance of any sort, I love the philosophy part of this prompt! To that end, I submit this little piece called "To Dance Is To Live:"
Without dance, I cannot live.Without life, I cannot dance.Everything I do, see, smell, taste, touch is incorporated into my art.For it, I give everything; it is all to me.
On a side note, I was further inspired by this story on Tamara Rojo also :)