Thursday, March 2, 2017

JOY!

So, as I grape-vined meringue'd, shimmied (yes, I shimmied...), jumped, clapped, I just kept thinking... "this is it! THIS is what I'll write about tonight!" It's my slice of sweet life for today!

My immediate next thought was that there are no words to express the high I feel when I am here, doing this. How will I put into words the incredible happiness this room is filled with as about sixty women (and perhaps 3-5 men) form a community of fairly synchronized sweaty movement that also qualifies as a bona fide workout. 

How will I illustrate the importance of the "family" who doesn't even really know each other's names, but share this joy every Thursday and Tuesday? You know, there's the lady with red shoes. Then there's the "Yoko-Ono" look alike who moves in her unique dreamy style and we can't forget the woman who always wears headphones because the music is too loud. Then there's the lady with the contagious smile who must have lost 50 pounds in the last few years and "brings it" at every class. 

Our instructor, on stage, so positive, smiling, encouraging, "whooping"  and clearly cueing the joy. 

How will I explain the feeling of my spirit looking forward to perhaps dance being a bigger part of my life in my next lifetime?

No words for it...well, maybe one...
ZUMBA!!!

6 comments:

  1. OMG! I can just feel your excitement! I love it! This is how I feel when I go to a dance class! I truly wish I could go to a class with you. :) Thank you for sharing not just your writing, but also your excitement for Zumba!

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    1. Thanks! It's nice to hear from someone who "gets it!"

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  2. I loved the way that you ended this piece!! Very clever, and it mad me smile. I'm so glad you found something that gives you so much joy!
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    1. Thanks Janet! We need all the joy we can get:)

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  3. Lydia, you have a knack for beginnings!

    I was wondering if you were doing Zumba as I was reading. Loved the descriptions of the other participants and the image I now have of you shakin' your thang! So great!

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    1. Haha! Thanks! I'm just doing what Lucy says!

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