Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Why I want to talk dancing

I go dancing at least once a week. The band starts up and usually I am one of the first onto the floor. And right from the start I am dancing. Sometimes, well even maybe most of the time, my partner acts mystified by my confidence. But I don't really care about that except as it impedes our progress. I am a firm believer in the "Shut up and dance" school of thought. I can only have a discussion about what we are doing if it really is mutual. So I try, and sometimes fail, to dance through my connections with my partner and let that be my conversation. Because it isn't that I don't want to talk, I just don't want to talk about dance when I could be letting the dancing do the talking.