Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time
like dew on the tip of a leaf. ~Rabindranath Tagore
Upon striking up the band(s)
body uncontrollably moves to grooves.
Pure physical pleasure.
In times such as these,
instantaneous reason to live.
like there’s no tomorrow. (perhaps to a song like this)
Go ahead & do that hand thing.
The time is now.
This is it!
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.
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.
92 Replies to “Feets Flying & Defying Gravity”
i love this –
thank you, dear ksbeth 🙂
Cool words – dancing sure is enlivening!
thank you, JoAnn!
nice to let the body play
while it’s still here 🙂
Delightful, Smilecalm 😊 💃
thank you dear Sarah 🙂
I love how
your words and pictures
smiling to your happy
dancing words, Ann 🙂
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.
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 🙂
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.
twas a wonderful camp experience, Jet,
Lark Camp on the Mendocino Coast.
Joyful marriage of musicians, singers & dancers
of many styles 🙂
All God’s chillun got dancin’ feet.
you express it well!
with feet, music & pizza
what’s lackin’? 🙂
“Whatever it is can’t have a name, since it makes no difference what you call it”- Paul Haines
Lively bunch of foot action. Makes me own feet want to celebrate!
thank you, dear Tom!
may your feet
get out to play
True, dear David. Dancing is very important!
thank you, dear Maria!
yes, especially when it
helps us forget
what is keeping
us unhappy 🙂
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. 🙂
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.. 🙂 xxx ❤
yes, thank you, Sue
for this simple recognition!
dancing seems to natural
& healing even for those of us
who can’t dance 🙂
It rhythms can be traced back in time.. My toes soon tap to some good music.. But I do enjoy beating my Drum.. 🙂 🙂 Have a peaceful weekend David.. 🙂 and thank you
Let’s sway, while color lights up your face. Let’s sway, sway through the crowd to an empty space . . . under the moonlight, this serious moonlight.. 🙂
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 🙂
mind with mind
through the medium
for this well-synced
Brought a smile to my face. Fun gatherings and beautiful photos.
thank you for your kindness, Susan
& for coming out
to dance 🙂
Wonderful post, you even got me tapping my foot.
to be joyfully tapping, JC!
it’s a welcome
Love the groovin’ cool you exude when you bust a move, dude!
thank you dear Sunny
for not being a wallflower
during the dances!
fortunately for me,
nothing got busted 🙂
That’s a great relief! Figured you’re more spry than that, my friend
thank you, dear dune mouse 🙂
Enjoyed this – have always loved to dance. Pure exhileration! 💃🎶
happy moves, Betty!
a pleasant dance 🙂
Thank you! 🙂 Always a mood lifter.
Dancing frees my spirit
to delight in the Divine.
play her some
may the dance
be joyful, Rosaliene 🙂
That looks so nice 🙂
smiling to your kindness, joshi!
wishing you a happy dance 🙂
Delightful and joyful. 🙂
thank you, Genie!
a dance to joyfully counter
the insanity out there 🙂
Add human caused insanity, because nature is always sane. 🙂
“In nature there’s no blemish but the mind,
None can be called deformed but the unkind.”
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 … 💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼
thanks for this kind remembrance, Karen!
i hadn’t thought that perhaps
this Hopi ring on my finger
somehow activates the dancing bug 🙂
I always loved dancing. I started college as a dance major! Haven’t done any dancing in a long time as hubby never was into it. So I stuck to aerobic dance! 😁💃👯
thank you, dear Linda
for sharing your innate dancing skills
with or without a partner 🙂
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
wow, he muzt b gude
thers so many danzes
2 chuse from 🙂
yes!!! let’s dance then! 🙂 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… ❤
thank you for your kind
insightful dance encouragement, Melanie 🙂
avec joie, Monsieur Sourire Calme! 🙂
Such joyful pictures, thanks for sharing. 🙂
thank you, Sarah!
wishing a happy
your future 🙂
Thank you, David, for the kind wish. 😀
So electric! I loved grooving to your pics and words. 💃
makes me smile knowing
you get out
to dance 🙂
Delightful photos and words. Dancing is pure bliss.
thank you, JD
for your kind
sharing of dancing
Wonderful. I love dancing. Thanks for the lovely photos and words 🙂
thank you for your kind words & confession.
wishing you a happy dance soon 🙂
Lovely, David. Joy is the key to transformation in times of darkness. 🙂
thank you, dear Carol!
wishing you dancing
your day 🙂
Connecting with others and getting along. Now, that’s a concept! Music, dancing, laughing, that’s what life should be about.
Thank you for so joyfully
coming out to dance, Michele!
Wishing you happy feet 🙂
Wonderful post David! i love to dance…and the energy it gives and as you know i love music too…compose a beautiful day ~ smiles hedy 😀
thank you for your kindness, hedy!
i can imagine you out there
dancing the buddha hoppapalooza 🙂
☺️😂😂😂 smiles David! 💃
I can feel the joy!
your joy makes me smile, JoAnna!
wishing you a happy dance 🙂
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…!
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 🙂
I love a good party with dancing, but afraid the gravity won’t be on my side these days 😉
thanks for your happy reflection, inese!
wishing you joyful dancing
not to far from the ground 🙂
Your set of images captures the joy of the dance. It brings such happiness and inner release.
your kind note makes me smile
and think of you, Sally
out there on the dance floor 🙂
a joyous set of images. Thanks David!
smiling to your
happy words, MK 🙂
Wonderful and now I want to be dancing too!! Dance is a great release for me, along with writing, so this post is so appreciated 🙂
i can imagine you
letting feets fly
and spirit soar, Christy 🙂
Thank you for the photos. Smiling to the smiles, feeling the joy. Hope we practice together soon. With gratitude for the happiness you bring,
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 🙂
thank you, dear jmsabbagh 🙂
You are very welcome. Jal
What a fabulously inspiring post and photographs. 🌼🌼🌼