Dance #Haiku Challenge 140 @RonovanWrites

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RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 140 with prompt words – Twist, Shout

Twist and shout, he says

Beats thunder, lightning dances

Rejoice in your life.

~ FlorenceT

 

And a classic song to go with this – one of my daughter’s favourites.

 

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Promise me…dance

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Promise me that you’ll give faith a fighting chance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
DANCE.”                       ~ Mark Sanders/Tia Sillers

 

This is the third and final post for the Three Day Quote Challenge which I was nominated to participate by Greg of Potholes in the Road of Life. Here are the first and second posts.

There are many quotes that I love and I go to them at different moments in life.  The above is one that is ‘a mantra’ to me in this moment.

Have faith. Faith can mean different things to different people. Faith in a higher being, faith that the Universe will provide, faith in ourselves, in our humanity… their permutations and the choice is endless. Yet I know this – there is a need to believe, to believe our lives have purpose, that our lives have meaning. So believe, have faith… give it a fighting chance.

Choose to dance. Make the choice to participate in life; not just an observer, a commentator, or a critic of our or others’ lives. We are unique, there is no one way to participate, so long as we do. 

Participate in life, dance – to rejoice in the everyday things, to find joy in the hard times, to find passion, to accept love when it arrives.  Do not give up. The journey may be long but rewarding if we approach it with open curiosity and the spirit of adventure. Don’t sit it out.

And so there you have it – a promise I made to myself.

This quote is part of lyrics to the song ‘I Hope You Dance’, recorded for Lee Ann Womack in 2001 and subsequently covered by many artistes.

I hope you dance!

– FlorenceT

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Dance like no one’s watching…

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Right, stop what you are doing, shake those shoulders loose, and click ‘PLAY’ (↓) …

 

 

Didn’t that make you dance?  Or want to dance?  A cool young man played this song to me while I was driving…somehow I don’t think he thought it cool for his mother to be ‘ shaking her tush’, well this phrase alone shows I am not, cool that is :-).  Do I care?  Nope.  Cause the music is truly rhythmic and entrancing.

A little research shows the musicians, a hip-hop duo called ‘Hermitude’ hails from the Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia – local boys as I call them.  The duo began playing music together when they were 11 and 16 respectively, and years later won the “Best Independent Dance/Electronica album” award at the 2012 Jägermeister AIR (Australian Independent Records Association) Awards for the album, Hyperparadise.

Enough.  Back to the music.  And do dance… no matter who’s watching. 🙂

I wish you a weekend filled with music, joy and of course, love!

– FlorenceT