My husband bought me this painting/collage at the farmer's market. He said it reminded him of me. I decided to take that as a compliment in spite of the fact that I look nothing like the subject. Really! But I do like to think that rainbow colors flavor my life, that flowers pave my journey, that smiles are my signature and that I leap at the sound of music... and my life is a dance.
But the truth is I fall a lot. Sometimes the music is too low, too slow, too fast or I don't know the right steps. There's a constant melody though, that reminds me to incorporate the falls into the dance. It reassures me that all dancing is perfect.
"The dancer's body is simply the luminous manifestation of the soul."
"Dancing is the poetry of the foot."
"It's the heart afraid of breaking that never learns to dance.
It's the dream afraid of waking that never takes the chance.
It's the one who won't be taken who cannot seem to give.
And the soul afraid of dying that never learns to live."
Excerpt from "The Rose", by Bette Midler
Both figuratively and literally - I hope you dance.