Some Gushing

Out of nine children in my family I have always been the dancer. The one, the only. It's been kind of lonely. None of my siblings understanding what could possibly be worth all the aches and pain I've put my body through. Alone in my knowledge that having a bad day/sad day/stressful day... is nothing compared to the feeling that can be achieved after dancing for a while. Are there even words to express how that feels? I'm not sure....even now I'm sitting here trying to figure out how I would describe that feeling and I just can't. Bliss probably or something similar. I've been known to bring myself to tears in class dancing a dance that I choreographed myself to a song I picked myself. It's personal, it's emotional, it's liberating. (I'm sitting here thinking about dancing and it makes me want to get up, move my coffee table and bust a move.)
But do you want to know something? I'm no longer the only dancer in my family. Little sister Gina has joined the ranks. And, she is good. Recently she choreographed her very first dance and she shared it with me. I think maybe there is a possibility that I am slightly biased, but even if I weren't her sister I feel like I would be saying these same things. Like for example if I were her college dance teacher and I knew this was her first time doing choreography I would try to take her under my wing and make sure she got whatever she wanted out of dance. She's got it. Whatever IT is, it's in her and you can see it when she moves. I've known people who have danced for years and years and never achieved the naturalness that she has when she moves.
I was on the bus today listening to songs by an singer/song writer she recently introduced to me and the song she is dancing/choreographing to came on; some tears came to my eyes there on public transportation thinking of the movement my sister had created to those words.
She says we can dance together this summer when she's home from college and I can't wait. I'm going to hold her to it. And then I will record it and share it with all of the internets to behold and share in. But until then, here is the song she is dancing to. It's wonderful.

1 comment:

Gina Dickman said...

This made me cry just a little bit. Thanks for the encouragement. I can't wait to dance with you!