04/04/2015

D for Dancing

The morning was grey and dark. She had not slept. In her pajama she walked slowly into the living room. Dirty plates from yesterday's dinner greeted her from the dining table. She ignored them and sat down by the window staring blankly out in the garden. Empty. Misty. Dark dark shadows everywhere.

Then she decided. Enough is enough. With a determination that surprised her, she got up and turned on the music. Oh, that song. That song. She could feel the energy of it starting to fill her up. From head to toe. Her blood felt bubbly and her body started moving. First a bit hesitant, and then the rhythm just took her away. She was waving her head, jumping, head-banging in the air, waving her arms, shaking her butt, jumping higher and higher. And laughing. Laughing louder and louder while the music filled her up and she was dancing and dancing. And dancing.

She saw herself mirrored in the windows. Her hair was a mess, her face had turned red, her clothes was all over the place and yet she had not seen a brighter smile for a long long time. She looked happy. And she was.






What part does dancing have in your life? Please share.


PS: due to traveling, I am a bit behind on commenting and sharing, but will catch up! Happy Easter! 

1-30 April 2015 I participate in the A to Z blogger challenge, and this post is written as a part of that challenge.My theme for the challenge is Happiness. I hope you enjoy coming along. 

42 comments:

  1. My daughter loves dancing; to make her happy I join her dance; I also had a downsyndrome son who loved dancing and I enjoyed and loved to dance with him to any tune.. dancing is always fun... but I am comfortable only with some people...nice post and thanks for sharing

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and for sharing . So happy you visit :-) best to you

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  2. I love dancing too Eli :) It makes me happy :)

    Double Jeopardy

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  3. A touching post Eli that made me smile. Superb:)

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  4. Dancing does make us happy. When your soul wants to dance then dance.

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    1. Yay:-) happy to see you here Suzy

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  5. Ah, dancing does that to me too! Very uplifting post :)

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  6. Dance like we don't care about the world. :D

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  7. A lovely post Eli..It made me smile. I used a dance a lot as a girl but not any more :)
    Now I make my words dance :D

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    1. Aww,thats a lovely way of dansing also. Thanks, happy to see you here:-)

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  8. I love to dance, and don't do enough these days. Would like to be a flamenco dancer in my next life.

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    1. Oh, thats Awesome Kristin:-) happy to see you here

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  9. Another lovely post, Eli. Love how you weave emotions into your posts. Like Kristin, I don't do enough these days. Must rectify that soon. :)

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    1. Thank you so much, i appreciate ur kind words:-) hugs ur way

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  10. I could dance once upon a time and now make my son dance to my tunes.. but that too will end soon, he is growing up!

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    1. Hahaha - keep it going :-) thanks for visiting

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  11. LOVED it. Such fun emotion. Your's is the 2nd dance post I've read for our D-Day....totally different, nicely done.

    Sandy at Bridge and Beyond

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    1. Sooo happy you enjoyed it! Thanks for your kind words:-)

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  12. Of course dancing is something that infuses new energy within. Its a transient respite from all kind of tensions and frustrations - at least for me.
    Good to read some good posts in this challenge!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words. Happy you visited:-)

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  13. I have two left feet so I cant dance to even save myself. :P

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  14. Dancing is tonic for the soul. I am, by no means, a good dancer but, I enjoy moving to music and filling up with energy and love for the moment. My two daughters love to dance, too. It makes me so happy to see their wild abandon whenever the mood strikes and the songs play and the singing starts. To dance is to feel joy and to taste freedom. Thanks for writing such an uplifting post. Love the photo of the lady and her shadow dancing so joyfully. :)

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    1. Thank you so much Tom! Your kind words and sharing makes me happy:-) joy and freedom- Oh Yes :-) all the best

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  15. I love to dance Eli - both when it rains and it shines. Don't follow a particular format, just swing to the music :)

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    1. Thats true! Lovely feeling:-) thanks for visiting. All the best:-)

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  16. I LOVE dancing though don't as often as I used to due to knee and feet injuries the past few years; however, hope to get in the swing of things again soon, summertime perhaps with outdoor concerts! ;) Read my post on dancing for a bit more on what it does to me - http://xpressyouressence.blogspot.ca/2015/04/a-to-z-challenge-d-is-for-dancing.html :) <3

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    1. That sounds lovely Elly. Thanks for sharing, happy to see you here. Hugs

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  17. I don't dance but I can certainly relate to that feeling of complete abandon, Eli :) Lovely to see you writing again :)


    *Shailaja/Alternate Angles/A-Z*

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    1. Thank you so much Shailaja :-) your words makes me so happy :-) hugs

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  18. Dance has that kind of power, you described it beautifully :)

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  19. Beautiful! I wish we could all see the beauty within, Eli!

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    1. Thank you so much Corinne:-) hugs

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  20. "Dancing is like dreaming with your feet." Oh, I love that! Perfectly said only felt from one dancer to the other! I don't do ballet or anything like that, but I do love to dance. I close my eyes and let the music infiltrate me and many times, I tear up while I do. <3

    Elizabeth Mueller
    AtoZ 2015
    My Little Pony

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    1. Yes, so true:-) Thanks you for sharing. So happy you liked it, and so happy you are visiting:-)

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