What It Was Like

I learned the balance between letting loose and keeping control, allowing my body to react impulsively to the beat and directing that impulse into a more meditated, skilled movement. It was all about rhythm, about finding the place where the music’s rhythm met my own. As I danced I thought how this wasn’t all that different from making art. Every once in a while I would think, fleetingly, that this must also be what it was like to act sexually in the world. But mostly I just treated the experience academically.

–Lucy Grealy, Autobiography of a Face

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