The Rhythm of My Safety Shoes

Vathsala Aswathaman


As a dancer in Sri Lanka, Vathsala Aswathaman wears metallic bells on her ankles. Their rhythm is always with her. In Canada, she works at a cookie factory in safety boots. At first, she thinks she can never keep up, but soon the sound of the equipment mixes with her dancing rhythms. Now she teaches classical Indian dance, but she still loves the cookies.

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