Monday, September 18, 2006

Entering the Dance

I love dancing. I am absolutely horrible at it, but I love it. I really love to watch it when it is done well. I am a fan of that show "So You Think You can Dance?" and I don't even like Reality TV. Dancing just inspires me. Something in me comes alive when I watch really good dancing. I think somehow it is because these dancers are...free. Whatever the form, they are free. The best dancers aren't just dancing, they are expressing something deep within through creative movement. I am captivated by their movements and what is being said without words.

I chose to call my blog "Learning to Dance" because I see dancing as a metaphor for my life. Those that know me will not be surprised to learn that the inspiration for this title came from a quote I acquired. The quote appeared on a card some friends of mine gave me.

"The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware: joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware." - Henry Miller

This quote conjures for me images of someone dancing (in the rain, perhaps!) and genuinely enjoying life...the ups, downs, and day-to-day of it all. This is who I want to be. Someone who lives and dances through life. This blog is just reflections on that. Enjoy...and enter the dance!

1 comment:

kathy perry said...

Julie,
I enjoyed your first blog and have forwarded it to mutual friends.