The moves you made against your fear moved me to faith. I watched through tears as you were saved - the heroine of your own fairytale facing nightmares to awaken the beauty they slept on. You were candle-flame and made darkness your element, quivering formlessly in all directions, then still the moment you found your center to be where it burned the most. You turned pain into a glowing power source. You were my favorite self-love poem in motion, one that dates back to 13th century Persia about mirrors, and how the polisher of which took on the form of moonlight itself, giving all it has when no one was watching. You poured yourself into that night in a waterfall of polished movement, shattering glass, dancing your way out of a distorted reflection in a carnival funhouse of illusions you were grown enough to see past. From a distance, I watched you transcend technique, bend and shift through countless forms as if through a kaleidoscope. You filled my mind's eye. I saw myself in your mirror, coming face to face with every side of you past and present, high-fiving one, embracing another in celebration of your conquest. There's a fighting word beyond our known language for this: masakatsu agastu or, "true victory is self-victory". Fight the battles you need to finish. I'll be waiting at the edge of my seat until the house lights come on and the show ends and the audience disappears, leaving only us in front of the mirror you are no longer afraid of.