Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Dance Dance Revolution 2014
I've finally got a word for this year, and it's dance. It didn't start out this way - several words were tried on for size and rejected during the first weeks of this new year, as situations arose and the words were just not adequate.
I wanted a positive word, but not falsely cheery. A serious word, but without heaviness. Something to keep me grounded but inspire me to reach for my goals. Something comfortable, but with space to grow, a reminder of what I'm working on.
To dance well, one must be focused and disciplined. One must be graceful and self-aware, and able to fall into the music with abandon. Creativity, perseverance, confidence, humility, balance, passion. Having a plan, but being able to improvise. Knowing when to move and when to be still. Dance encompasses what I need this year. It's hard work, but it's beautiful. I love it.