Thursday, January 6, 2011

A Simple Dance

Due to some technical difficulties, I couldn't post this blog yesterday:

Good times may come and go, but rock and roll is here to stay! Okay, here's what I mean: There are days when you get so much good news, you're beyond yourself. Although life must go on as usual, it is so important that you cherish those moments, if only for five minutes, because before you know it, the moment has passed and the complexities of life cloud over. Today, was one of those days.

My husband and I are in a race to accomplish some very critical professional tasks, both of which happen to land on the same day next week. Needless to say, the house is a mess, our food intake has been far from thoughtful, and from morning to evening we cram as much into one day of work as humanly possible. Today, we needed to continue this routine, celebrate a half milestone anniversary, and scream off the rooftops about some positive professional news we received.

I was elated with the receipt of the news. I was stressed about the amount of work that needs to be done. I was anxious about not being able to celebrate the day the way we normally would. And then I saw my husband.

I married a man so romantic, he puts Meg Ryan movies to shame. As I was involved in my moment of mixed emotions, my husband was walking toward me. He put one arm around me, took my hand, and began to dance.

It was at this very moment that I realized how much we really should live in the moment. Our day may have been hectic as usual, but somehow we found those five minutes we needed to delve into our own "simple" celebration.

                                                                 "Dance first. Think later. It's the natural order."
                                                                                -Samuel Beckett, Writer (1906-1989)

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