Sunday, May 19, 2013

339/365: Like No One is Watching

"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music."
~Friedrich Nietzsche

spinning the camera at our friend's wedding reception;
Congrats R&D!
The night was a blur of twinkling lights, the sound of laughter and music that brought back great memories. I needed it. In my slightly younger days, my girlfriends and I went dancing- a lot. Weekends were made for claiming dance floors and shakin' what our mamas gave us. Somewhere along the way, I think I lost my groove...or maybe I just stopped making room for it in my life. I wonder why I let such a joy slip away from me over the years as my life evolved.

After tonight's dance floor antics, I definitely can't say I've grown out of this favorite pastime. While priorities and interests have shifted, I'm thinking I could use more music and dancing in my life. I so miss this form of creative expression that livens up my spirit and helps me release the tightness in my body and the anxiety in my mind. I miss the effect that certain music has on me. I miss the ability to embody a space with complete freedom of movement. I miss dancing like no one is watching! 

For me, dancing my own dance is the equivalent of attacking a blank canvas with no plan in mind- pure self expression and creative release- without the cleanup. :) Today I vow to dance more, even if it's just in my living room, to the music in my own head. 

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