Feets Flying & Defying Gravity

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time
like dew on the tip of a leaf. ~Rabindranath Tagore

dancing is life~d. nelson

Upon striking up the band(s)
body uncontrollably moves to grooves.
Pure physical pleasure.
In times such as these,
instantaneous reason to live.

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Let’s dance
like there’s no tomorrow.Β  (perhaps to a song like this)
Go ahead & do that hand thing.
The time is now.
This is it!

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Age don’t matter, just need a body.
While some of us skillfully
two-step, old-time traditional or jitterbug,
other’s of us line, Shmoney
or simply wiggle like worms.

Put on your dancing shoes
or bare those feet
for defying gravity,
entropy & mortality
– if only momentarily.

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Dancing, feeling connected
with a heightened sense of space.
Mother Earth greets our gentle touchings down.
If we don’t laugh, smile
or dance, perhaps we’d cry.

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92 thoughts on “Feets Flying & Defying Gravity

  1. delphini510

    Wonderful post David, ..now, where is that band.
    Your poem coupled with the pictures make a powerful statement of the importance of music and of letting it fill our bodies as
    well as soul.
    Love your quote too.
    miriam

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    1. smilecalm Post author

      thank you for your kind words, miriam!
      these days it seems the band
      can be wherever we are.
      but live music is best, imho!
      especially when our
      sanity depends on it πŸ™‚

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  2. Jet Eliot

    A lovely celebration of life, David, in so many ways. I appreciate how your dancers are all ages, all kinds, in all different settings from a dance floor to a forest floor. Movement and freedom, compassion, and pure joy. Wonderful words and sweetness.

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    1. smilecalm Post author

      twas a wonderful camp experience, Jet,
      Lark Camp on the Mendocino Coast.
      Joyful marriage of musicians, singers & dancers
      of many styles πŸ™‚

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      1. kethuprofumo

        Any time! You’re right. And pay attention that dancing makes us happy again. Animals and birds like dancing too. So, I guess it’s one of keys of true happiness. πŸ™‚

  3. Sue Dreamwalker

    This is fabulous David. Nothing like dancing.. Laughing and expressing joy with one another.. Your photo’s contain all three.. Just magical medicine for all the family.. πŸ™‚ xxx ❀

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      1. Sue Dreamwalker

        It rhythms can be traced back in time.. My toes soon tap to some good music.. But I do enjoy beating my Drum.. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Have a peaceful weekend David.. πŸ™‚ and thank you

    1. smilecalm Post author

      thank you, dear Hariod
      for evoking that Bowie
      which appropriately played
      on the airwaves when i
      was a young, college graduate!
      i’ve just enjoyed hearing it again πŸ™‚

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      1. G

        Indeed, David.
        Add human caused insanity, because nature is always sane. πŸ™‚
        “In nature there’s no blemish but the mind,
        None can be called deformed but the unkind.”

        — Shakespeare

  4. Healing Grief

    For years the indigenous have expressed their gratitude and honored the land with the ritual of dance. Western world have a lot to learn! A delightful post David. May we all learn to express ourselves and release our energy through dance. Thankyou for this beautiful reminder. Think I better dance now … πŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌ

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    1. smilecalm Post author

      thanks for this kind remembrance, Karen!
      i hadn’t thought that perhaps
      this Hopi ring on my finger
      somehow activates the dancing bug πŸ™‚

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  5. Dennis the Vizsla

    hello smilecalm its dennis the vizsla dog ooh hay dansing!!! i am serprised my dada is not in wun of those pikchers dooing a vietnameez waltz or a tangerine tango or wotever it is that he likes to do!!! ha ha ok bye

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  6. MΓ©l@nie

    yes!!! let’s dance then! πŸ™‚ why?… for it’s a way to be ourselves – through dance and music, and bodies never lie. btw, we can dance anywhere, even within our hearts… ❀

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  7. Michael

    The spontaneity breaks us out of thinking something’s not alright. For an instant we remember being is enough, because, you know, The groove is in the heart…!

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    1. smilecalm Post author

      thank you for the kind and liberating insight, Michael!
      i was wondering where that groove originated
      as everything seems to spontaneously
      begin moving at once πŸ™‚

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    1. smilecalm Post author

      thank you for the kindness
      to which i can easily smile!
      while i don’t get on-line
      so often anymore,
      it’s nice finding your teachings
      when i do,
      smiles, david πŸ™‚

      Reply

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