There are so many things I wish I knew. And topping the list is ‘dance’. I wish I knew to dance. Dance beautifully and gracefully.
To save myself from the awkwardness of dancing at my own wedding, I tried to learn a small jig. But I wasn’t able to lose myself in the music. It showed on my face that it didn’t come from within, that I was slightly hugely uncomfortable. It showed that my moves were learnt and rehearsed. It showed that I was trying too hard to remember my moves rather than just enjoy the dance.
Dance is such a beautiful expression of joy, freedom, happiness, passion, fun, and all kinds of emotions. I imagine it to be being so liberating. It’s is the most elegant outlet to all the pent up energy, isn’t it? And it is so glamorous. I wish I knew to dance. I wish I was not that awkward. I wish I was more flexible. I wish I didn’t have any inhibitions. I wish I had started very early in life.
When I see others dancing, losing themselves in music, enjoying, twisting, turning, making graceful moves, exuding joy and passion, expressing themselves through their dancing eyes…I want to be that person.
When I see couples waltzing away in their beautiful shimmery costumes…I want to be a part of that couple.
When I see someone surrendering to the music, I want to be that person.
When I see someone dancing to celebrate their victory, big or small, I want to be that person.
When I see someone burning the dance floor with their scintillating moves, I want to be that person.
When I see someone’s dance holding the entire audience enchanted and captivated, I want to be that person.
When I see a lady sexily moving her belly, I want to be that lady.
When I see a child pulling off very complex moves so effortlessly, I want to be that child.
When I see Bollywood heroines dancing their way to glory, I want to be that heroine.
But most of all, when I see someone losing oneself in dance so much, totally oblivious to the people around, and only focused on enjoying, I want to be that person the most.
I wish I knew to dance.
Some beautiful quotes on dance:
“We should consider everyday lost in which we don’t dance.” -Neitzsche
“Dance is a little insanity that does us all a lot of good.” -Edward Demby
“Dance isn’t something that can be explained in words. It has to be danced.” -Paige Arden
“While I dance I can not judge, I can not hate, I can not separate myself from life. I can only be joyful and whole. This is why I dance.” -Hans Bos
“Thousands of emotions well up inside me through out the day. They are released when I dance.” -Abraham Lincon
“If I can not dance, I shall die!” -Anna Pavlova