28 September 2010

Will You Dance with Me?

"When you walk to the edge of all the light you have and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown, you must believe that one of two things will happen. There will be something solid for you to stand upon or you will be taught to fly." ~ Patrick Overton, The Leaning Tree: Poems
"Fortune sides with him who dares." ~ Virgil

We move to the rhythm of life, twirling in and out of the situations we face in our lives. We dance to whatever song our own personal jukebox plays. At times our movements are colorful and full of spice, like a rumba, and other times, we glide slowly and gracefully to the sweet slow song of love.

There are some dances that require patience and practice. Or a leap of faith.

The most beautiful dances we see are the ones where much blood, sweat, and tears have gone into the production of the dance. There is always risk of heartbreak and disappointment. But to risk nothing would mean we would forever be doing simple turns and pliés. How do we know that we cannot do a pirouette if we never try?

Let us dance together in this life. Let us take all the risks and be there for each other through all the songs of life. If we fall, we have each other to pull ourselves back up. And we will continue to dance and dance. Together, we may even learn how to fly.

5 comments:

  1. ahhhh... brilliant.

    life teaches us the most complicated dances. but its in us, how to perform it in much grace.

    enjoy your dance, nova...

    ReplyDelete
  2. I have been longing for a moment of creative inspiration that would yield a few verses as memorable these.

    Dance Nova, dance...

    Dirk

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hello lovely lady! I've been out of touch with the blogger world for so long... I miss reading your uplifting posts! I just did a massive overhaul on my blog and I'm excited to start blogging again on a more regular basis. How was your summer?! We travelled a lot, and I'm sad that our break is over, but I'm so excited for the cooler weather to come along!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I think I will never give up to "dance" for the desire within me will always burn bright.

    ReplyDelete

Share your grind!