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Thursday, December 07, 2006

To Dance

"If I can't dance I don't want to be in your revolution." -Emma Goldman

I spent a good half hour this morning dancing. To Mike Doughty and John Mayer. I had a good time.

When I was a girl, I danced endlessly around the house. This was not encouraged by my mother...or my father. How could this girl who dances be theirs? After me, they had sensible sons, who collected baseball cards and could fix things.

I danced in Nepal, and my Nepali friends said, “You dance like a Nepali. How did you learn that?” They don’t know that this happens most places I go. When I was in Cuba, I was told I dance “Cuban.”

It’s very simple really. I have a good sense of dance. And watching others dancing for a few minutes gives me enough to mimic and embellish the local moves. My fascination with Bollywood dance probably stems from this too. To watch. To move.

15 Comments:

Blogger Scottsdale Girl said...

*sigh* I love to dance....

7:10 PM  
Blogger Thailand Gal said...

That sounds great. I have the proverbial two left feet. I use Tai Chi as a "dancing" form. Were you dancing for exercise or at an event of some kind? Or perhaps dancing.. just for the sheer joy of dancing?


Peace,

~chani

7:54 PM  
Blogger KC said...

Cute image.

I love, love, love dancing. These days, only JP and Joles get to see though. But, I used to be up there, dancing on the table.

9:09 PM  
Blogger Lucia said...

sg: *sigh* me too

chani: In Nepal I was at a restaurant with a cultural program, and near the end, some people at my table grabbed my hands and pulled me into the group of dancers at the restaurant. The rest, I guess, is sheer joy.

kc: Dancing in the house seems to be just as good as anything!

9:44 PM  
Blogger Nancy Dancehall said...

The name says it all.

11:27 PM  
Blogger gr said...

Corgis dance too, don't they?

6:05 AM  
Blogger Lucia said...

nd: Yup.

gr: Well, MOST corgis dance, but this one just watches mystified. He does to yoga though.

6:52 AM  
Blogger QT said...

Oh man - I have been dancing since I don't know when. My mom said I would try to dance in my high chair.

I do come from a dancing family. I am not very good at learning complicated "moves" tho, I usually just get out there like you do and do my thing.

7:04 AM  
Blogger Sanjay said...

You are a natural me thinks cos you can move well regardless of the music and the culture.

I can only dance when drunk, which is rare too.. :)

7:14 AM  
Blogger St. Dickeybird said...

I was dancing last night, as I got undressed.
It didn't go over well...

7:49 AM  
Blogger Maggie said...

I love dancing too. I am known to bop all over this house. I would not say, however, that I have a good sense of dance as you. I just let the feet move and revel in it.

Have you seen this guy? http://www.wherethehellismatt.com/
I thought of you when I saw him dancing all over the world.

10:04 AM  
Blogger Lucia said...

I hate blogger!!! I wrote comments to y'all, and now they've vanished. Sorry, don't have time to repeat 'em all. Rats!

Maggie: LOVE the video. I want to do this! (Although this guy is WAY to close to elephants and jellyfish.)

11:24 AM  
Blogger Steven Novak said...

See, I hate dancing, and it makes me angry to see people dance.

We have very little in common. ;)

Steve~

11:27 AM  
Blogger meno said...

I only dance when no one is looking, because my sense of dance ain't pretty. But i do it anyway while my cats watch in puzzlement.

11:43 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

I'm a lousy dancer, having been raised in a religious "no-dancing" house. But I love to move, none-the-less, and my favourite dancing was last summer, when the rain came after a dry spell and my daughters and I went outside to dance in the rain.

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1:18 PM  

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