I don’t necessarily want to ‘drop it like it’s hot,’ but I do love to dance.
These days I dance in my living room, or my office, pretty much every room in my house depending on what I’m doing. I dance to all sorts of music and sometimes when I’m folding laundry, I use the door of the dryer and pretend I’m in ballet class.
With the New York Ballet of course.
I dance in the car or sometimes practice releves in line. Dancing, moving around to music, has always been a part of my life. I’m not saying I’m any good, but that’s the thing. It’s one of the few areas where I don’t care if I’m good. I feel it, my body likes moving around and it doesn’t matter if I’m “good.” I love that.
When I was younger, I would go to clubs with my friends in jeans and a T-shirt just to dance. Let’s go, sweaty by the end of the night, every song is a good song, dancing. I was never there for the guys or the drinks. I was drawn to the thumping dance floor. I’ll dance alone, I don’t need to be in a group, and when I’m dancing I am uninhibited, free.
Now that I’m…let’s just say older than the average club goer, there’s really nowhere to go dancing, not my kind of dancing. I suppose I could take dance lessons or go to a country bar and twirl around the floor, but that leads to rules and internal judgement. If there’s a lesson, there’s a right way to do it. There’s good, better, best in that type of environment and I don’t want that in my dancing.
I could just not care and go to a dance club, but things seem a bit different now. I’m not looking to grind, have sex, or just jump in place. I’m not sure I could really get into body surfing or a room full of foam. I just want to dance.
Maybe it’s the natural progression of things, perhaps all free dancing spirits eventually end up rocking their laundry room. I’m not sure, but if I could go back, if I found a genie in a bottle and I was allowed a wish, I think I would want to go back and dance more. Wild hair, 3 in the morning, sweaty, nine minute dance mix, fun.
My thoughts from the laundry room. Great Dream.