Thursday, October 25, 2012

Elder Dancer Wisdomosity: Flo Dancing

Flo, 77, never thought of herself as a dancer; she does not come to me with a dancing background.

When she first came to my classes, she was stiff and had little core strength.  Her feet were...frozen, much like the feet of almost everyone I meet, actually, regardless of age.

Now.

Now to watch her is to witness the true purpose of dance -- not to look any certain way, not to get our legs over our heads, not to "perform."

The true purpose of this spiritual path is freedom.  Now.

There are no high kicks or obscene bump and grinds or anything resembling gymnastics. No.

This is the stuff of the REAL DANCE.  The Dance of Life.

Now there is this: