Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Hand Dancer

I am not as serious in my day to day life as the first two postings on my blog might suggest. I listed "hand dancer" as a special talent on our website. You know what hand dancing is, right? My daughters are particularly attuned to this talent given I have practiced it throughout their lifetimes. The females in my family love to dance. If you are in a place where full body dancing is impossible hand dancing suffices. Hand dancing is something that is dependent on the music. Listen to "Steppin' Razor" (Chrissie Hynde) from the Breathing Fire album. Can you resist hand dancing to reggae? How about Allen Toussaint's "Soul Sister"?

Although I have followed the new laws regarding handless cell phone use I am unable to give up driving-while-hand-dancing. Sometimes I need to keep it below the view of the person in the next car. But hand dancing is portable. You can do it almost anywhere and in as big or as small of steps as you want. One can even finger dance if need be.

Of course full body dancing is always best. As low and tired as I can be, dancing revives me. What could be better than a two-daughter dance to Cyndy Lauper's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" with grandbaby Thomas sitting on the floor bouncing to his own rhythm? It is time to let my dancer come out in public. If you have a hidden hand dancer somewhere inside, don't hesitate to bring him or her out. I would love to look at the car stopped next to me in traffic and see some awesome new moves. Don't we all have that silly and fun side down there somewhere?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I hand danced on my way home tonight. I thought everyone did this until I mentioned it to a friend. Thanks, mom, for that awkwardness...