Dancing in or out of the Moonlight


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.


One thought on “Dancing in or out of the Moonlight

  1. I love this, and agree wholeheartedly! I have been found dancing in the grocery store too – I’ve taken to bringing my headphones with me so I have a better selection, and I’m sure I give people a laugh. But its the best way to get through the drudgery of shopping for me. thanks for your insight, I am happy to know I’m not the only one who finds joy and release in dancing!

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