Today I want to share about something I really love. Like love down to my core. Just like SJP in Girls Just Want To Have Fun, I love to dance.
Just because you can't kick your nose anymore doesn't mean dance won't always run through your veins. I am always reminded of this whenever I see anything dance related. It's common for me to get chills or tear-up when I am watching So You Think You Can Dance or the latest dance movie.
It's the way that a movement can match so perfectly with a sound that evoke intense emotion. I
This video (yes, it is a clip from a silly dance movie) really sums up my feelings about why we dance.
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For some, dance is a hobby. For some, it is a career. For many, it is a passion. For me, it is my soul. My knees forced me to slow down (to a near halt). Now I dance for exercise, for fun and in the car. I never miss an opportunity to watch an amazing dancer.
Why do I dance?
To this day, I am happiest barefoot on the dance floor.
I have always used dance as a way to deal with things that I couldn't express emotionally.
On my worst days I still find open space and a loud speaker and just dance by myself. Maybe it's on top of my bed like Kirsten Dunst in Bring It On or maybe it's in the middle of a vacant barn like in Footloose or maybe it's a solo performance in the living room like Napoleon Dynamite. Wherever I am, I just leave my day, good or bad, on the floor.
I can't help but move. If I hear music, chances are some part of me is bouncing to the beat.
When I hear a song that is full of emotion I always start choreographing in my head.
When I'm happy I just can't help but dance.
Do you have something that just lives in your soul? Please, please, please share!