so I try to make sure he feels loved and supported every day.
It was easy to say "Oh if I don't have the money, I can't go."
As a young dancer, he doesn't make much.
He had been awake thinking about me; missing me.
in whatever way you can be.
thinking that even if I end up traveling for a day on the Greyhound,
and being there for them,
He called me last night well after I had gone to bed,
and I think that's worth everything.
and each venue pays differently.
I have been finding side gigs and selling things here and there to save up,
The money he does make goes to the necessities
Little did he know that I, too, was trying to get myself to his show.
He'd had a rough rehearsal ,
so when the call woke me up I answered with a sinking feeling.
and a snooty dancer had hurt his feelings,
that we forget about what's important.
My boyfriend is a ballet dancer
He was going to be getting his paycheck for the week,
To offer me his money is a big deal.
and performing out of state for the first time.
and was offering every penny to me
until I realized that it was about more than that.
with very little if any left over.
The long hours in the studio make it hard to hold an outside job,
To offer me his check is for him to go without for the week.
I think sometimes we get so focused on merely surviving
It's about supporting the ones you love
so that I could come to the show.
but this wasn't what the call was about.
I am going to be there for him.
but phone calls and video chats help make us feel a little bit closer.
and even if I have to stand in the lobby instead of sit in the theater,
The distance is difficult,
We are both willing to sacrifice what little we have... for each other,
and can't afford the trip or the tickets to his show,
I've been worrying about money