I want today’s post to be short, choppy and to the point; kind of like my writing style. Well, at least the first two anyway. I was taught by a nun, a number of them actually, who really pushed home the simple fact, anything can be said with fewer words. Write less, say more. I’m sticking with that concept today.
Yesterday I mentioned getting my groove on, at an Anniversary Party on Saturday. This was true; so true in fact that while I was soaking in a long hot bath on Monday afternoon (I love three-day weekends; I mean I freakin’ love them, and I also love MLK Day because what’s cooler than equality and human rights), I noticed several blisters on the pads of my feet. Do “pads” apply to humans, or is that just animals? What’s the non-weird way to say this? I’m digressing. The point is, my feet were covered in blisters because of my non-stop dancing in four-inch stilettos, mere days before.
This is why I love anniversary parties, weddings, and things of the same nature (aside from the free booze). There’s dancing, and when you’re older (read almost mid-thirties) and married, your opportunities for dancing decline. It’s a little strange to be the old married lady in the Club, and I generally can’t make it past midnight anyway, so it’s even weirder to be dancing in a club at 8 p.m. Even I know those places don’t jump off until midnight.
The same cannot be said for weddings. At really great weddings, there’s a bunch of dancing fools and some killer tunes. This was true of the anniversary party. I was one of those dance machines and let me tell you, I looked good doing it too, and here’s why….
I know I may bitch and moan a lot about getting older, but one good thing about it: you can and will dance with total abandonment in public because simply put, you’re completely comfortable with yourself. It’s incredibly fun, freeing, and sometimes even sexy. With that being said, today, I want you to hit play on this next song, stand up wherever you are and dance with complete and total abandonment. Use jazz hands, flail your arms, whatever, but go a little nuts. If you’re reading this at work and actually do it, well then your cojones are huge, and I heart you just a little bit more.
Do you love to dance? What’s your favorite dancing song, where no matter where you hear it, you get up and move? Are you comfortable enough with yourself to dance with total abandonment?
Dancing and me are love and hate. I absolutely hate going to dance clubs, I dislike dancing (and never…rarely) dance at weddings, parties, public events…partly it is my self-confidence, partly it is because my musical taste doesn’t match with typical clubbing/party music, be that trance, hip-hop or pop. I do enjoy dancing around at concerts – the bands of my like – but that is more like jumping around. However, I do enjoy dancing in my solitude, alone, when noone sees me, it is more relaxing. I don’t do this often. Recently I was volunteering at a project in the middle of the Turkish mountains – it was nobody living there (but my hosts), complete solitude, just the forest, untouched (ok, as much as anything is untouched in today’s world) nature…and I discovered my true love. Of course I went running, walking, meditating into the forest, BUT once as I was walking around with my mp3 and my favorite song came on I just started dancing all of a sudden. It surprised me, but oh wow, that feeling…it became a habit, going jumping and dancing around all alone in the forest, just me and nature (and my mp3, but sometimes not even that, dancing without a song). Pure freedom I call it.
It is freedom, and I’m glad you can do it (whether it be dancing, or jumping, or just bee-bopping) somewhere.
You are awesome!! I think using the term pads works just fine for humans! I haven’t had blistery pads in far too long!! Well unless you count the ones from running. I haven’t been to a club in years and I am in my early 20’s. I guess good things die young sometimes!! I love weddings, can’t wait to go to another one!
Why thank you, although I’m just a girl who really likes to dance, and not necessarily well.
Luv What You Do says
I love to dance (especially after a few cocktails). I had the opportunity with my last patient (he’s 9) to play just dance 4 today. It was amazing. I was sweating so bad and I felt like Rihana…ha ha!
How awesome. That is one of the perks of your job (too bad it’s not always like that). We’ll have to do a dance marathon one day.
Jess @ JessieBear What Will You Wear says
Oh man I love dancing when you don’t care who sees. Best thing ever. I love weddings 😛
It really kind of is the best thing ever.
What a fun post! I like to dance, but I don’t know how good I am haha;) Have a great night!
It doesn’t matter how good you actually are, just that you have fun with it.
Ha Ha Ha!! I just adore you & your posts!! Seriously, I wish you lived on near PA and we could meet up when I’m home to visit in March!!!
Actually I’m pretty close to PA, and I’m always driving through on my way to Buffalo. Maybe we will meet up one day. 🙂
Too funny! How long is it since I’ve heard Billy Idol? Just now, I just heard him. Thanks, Meghan!
No problem Fran. There’s no harm in a little Billy Idol now is there?!