Ever-Changing Reflection

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self. Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquility.
~ Kahlil Gibran

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Days of Gratitude 4 & 5: D & E

I'm catching up today. I'm sorry I missed my Day 4 Thanksgiving post yesterday, but I got home much later than planned after dinner with friends -- which was much needed!

So, for yesterday, I am grateful for DANCE.

Since I could walk, dance has been such a huge part of my life. I started taking lessons when I was three years old, and over the years, I dipped my twinkle toes into almost every form of dance there is: ballet, tap, pointe, acrobatics, lyrical, all types of ballroom, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary... the list goes on and on.

While I stopped taking formal lessons when I was 18 and went off to college, I never stopped dancing. I took a class here and there in college, and of course I danced around my dorm room.

When I was old enough to drink, there were clubs and dancing with my girls. I went back to ballet and tap classes last year, but with the house this year, I wasn't able to continue. Yet, dance stays with me. I live vicariously through the contestents on So You Think You Can Dance; the dancers and choreographers inspire me so much. And yes, I still dance around my living room.

One of my fav dance movies: Save the Last Dance

Today, I am grateful for E-MAIL.

While I know e-mail can be a huge pain sometimes (when you have hundreds to get through for work), it's also a huge blessing (allowing you to keep in touch with family and friends who are far away). Since I am a writer, I communicate best through written word, and e-mail caters to me so well. I e-mail a ton for work, and personally I can keep in touch with my cousin in Florida and my college roommate in New York. I can get all kinds of newsletters and alerts to keep me up on all of my interests. And don't forget the shopping! Coupons and discounts and sales all hit my inbox for whenever I get the urge.

1 comment:

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

love it! i am grateful fo rdance too because it's been my whole life- its what ive grown up with, and i love the ability to MOVE!