Life is a dance of unrehearsed moves. You can learn the steps of a difficult dance routine and that memory will stay with you but there is always something new to be learned, some complicated routine to challenge you.
A friend who has been in my life for over half of it, asked, “Why now, what’s changed?”, as we were navigating some chemistry that bubbled to the surface after 30 years. Life changed. Maybe it was all leading up this moment in time. Our friendship laid a foundation for something more. We have always been friends, it was that night over 2 years ago, where we cracked through the shell of formality and a lifetime of superficiality to really get at the root of who we were as people. We aren’t the same people as we were when we met at 19, I hope we won’t be the same people at 70. Life is all about learning and growing and memorizing those dance moves so when the music comes on, you dance! You correct your missteps that tripped you up and if you don’t, you will keep on doing that same misstep until you finally learn it.
Maybe the music wasn’t loud enough to reach my ears before now. Maybe I didn’t have my dancing shoes on. Maybe our dance card was too full with other partners. Take my hand and let’s dance like no one is watching. Life is too short to question everything, sometimes you just need to hear the music in every moment, every little thing that makes you smile and just DANCE!