Two weeks ago I danced at my nephew’s wedding until several blisters formed on my feet. For hours I moved to the music, laughed and sang. Now to be clear, I will dance almost anywhere. I dance in my kitchen. I’ve been known to dance a few steps in stores if there is a good tune playing over the speakers. Why DOES it feel so good to dance?
Fast forward to today. I’m driving in my minivan, which I adore, and listening to the radio. “Dancing in the Moonlight” by King Harvest comes on and I sing along. I feel like I’ve known this song all my life. Suddenly a few of the words stand out and resonate in my mind for the first time: “We like our fun and we never fight, you cant dance and stay uptight.” “Yessss,” I think to myself. “Yes!” Dancing feels so amazing and one reason is that we can’t be tense or anxious when we move like that. I smiled.
I’m still smiling hours later. Do you know you can dance anywhere? It’s our own thoughts of right and proper that stop us. You can even groove a little while sitting. I tend to be a pretty anxious person. I think I need to dance way more than I have been.