But I started a dance team at school.
It is for 4th-6th grade.
When they first started they were really scared to do certain things
Now they will try everything at least once.
They push themselves to grow and succeed.
They are doing things that scared them.
(Like bending backwards into a back-bend)
They know that I will spot them, and that I will catch them.
I am so proud of their growth.
Then I was standing there.
And I had this thought.
I do realize I connect a lot of life things (especially love) to dance.
I have a whole thing on partnering and love.
But today it was a little different.
When you first try something, chances are you are gonna fail.
And it is gonna hurt.
Like doing a front limber, most times you will knock the wind out of your lungs
And it then is scary to keep trying.
Same with love.
You try it. And usually your first go-around leaves someone hurting
And then you get scared.
But eventually you open yourself up.
You try love again after some time.
And just like in dance,
you take time to build up those muscles,
and when you try it again,
you usually can do it to some degree.
From there on out it seems possible.
You find someone you want to try it with.
And you give it your best shot,
and next thing you know...
You are in love.
You find that you can do it.
Which then leads into the whole partner thing.
When a girl dancer and a guy dancer does an adagio
it is a lot of work for both of them.
BUT IT IS SO PRETTY AND ROMANTIC!
The girl has to put in work to help the guy,
and the guy has to support her.
There is such a high level of trust that goes into it.
The girl has to trust the guy not to drop her
And the guy has to trust that she trust him
(And she has to hold her muscles TIGHT and JUMP!)
But when you are watching it from the outside.
It looks so easy..
It looks so beautiful.
It makes you sigh so big.
Same with an ideal relationship.
Both parties are putting in their work.
There is trust that goes both ways.
And from the outside you can see that love and commitment to one another.
When you dance with the right partner.
It just feels natural.
When you love the right person.
I think it feels natural too.
You start to forget what it was like without them.
They become such an integral part of your life.
I am an independent soul.
I know I can take care of myself and I am not afraid to do so.
But I love knowing that I can depend on the-male-whom-I-am-fond-of.
I don't know if any of this makes sense.
I really don't but...
Long story short:
Life is a dance.
Find you a good partner.
Make some great music.
And don't get stuck on the down beats.