You can do it like it’s a great weight on you, or you can do it like it’s part of the dance …

This is my teaching for the month

Perhaps the year

January – you have been difficult and beautiful

And fickle

And difficult

I stiltedly follow you around the dance floor

You laugh

Hovering just out of reach

I dance in rollerskates

Lacking the balance of a baby elephant learning to walk

Let alone skate

Yet slowly as the new moon rises

I find my way

I steady


Listen to the beat

And push out from the guardrail

Find my feet

And launch


spinning and swirling

Onto the dance floor

Music flowing

With a smile on my face

We are here for such a short time

Let’s do this thing lightly

Empty our pockets of everything that is weighing us down

At every moment choice dances towards us

Will you choose the smile or the frown

One partner will step on your toes and bring you down

The other will spin you

Until breathless and laughing

Uplifted by the most charming of partners

Life becomes easy again

Lift baby lift

Gather your courage


And Patrick Swayze will catch you…..

Not sure where that came from but holy monkey its a nice thought for the day

Off to turn on the music

17 thoughts on “You can do it like it’s a great weight on you, or you can do it like it’s part of the dance …

  1. Made me feel light just reading this…’ we’re here for such a short time, let’s do this right, let’s lighten our pockets…’ I loved these lines

  2. Jase and I recently watched dirty dancing! We love the classics 🙂 This was such a fun read, so spot on as usual!!!! I was out on the dance floor in my roller skates trying not to fall into the splits.

  3. This was such a lovely read, I really enjoyed the line at the end about gathering your courage and the ones further up about finding your feet x


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