Thursday, December 13, 2007

Twirling


I learnt to dance a different kind of dance just the other day. One where I could let go and dance without being conscious of the world around me. No one to judge or make sarcastic remarks, oh pure bliss! There was so much freedom, so much exhilaration and so much joy in the cheek to cheek movement that went far beyond the physical activity. Our minds spoke to each other in ways no words could possibly have done, love brimmed and I hugged the bundle of warmth closer to my heart. Unconsciously she felt it too because her arms tightened around my neck and then...

Silence - a happy, heavenly silence!

…followed by tugging and a whisper, ‘da’ce, da’ce mo'e’, which brought me down to solid ground. A fast number played, we twisted and twirled to the rhythm, pumping my adrenalin, laughing together and finally slumping down.

‘More later darling, all done for tonight, bed time for you munchkin’



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My daughter likes everything in reverse, first read her books then into pjs, a dance with mama or dada, sometimes both and then bed. We do it every night. The Dad accompanies us at times and we dance together as a family. The best kind of dance, one that makes me count my blessings for sure.
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Listen to this favorite song of mine, 'I hope you dance' from here, find its lyrics here
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In response to the prompt from Sunday Scribblings
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25 comments:

keith hillman said...

What a lovely picture you paint! You certainly are blessed.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

Amazing..dancing together as a family..heard of dinner together but this one takes the cake..experiments in togetherness never cease isnt it..wonderful ,for sharing too
TC
CU

Marja said...

How delightful a wonderful loving dance before bedtime. What can be more fun than that. Thanks for these beautiful words

Mad Kane said...

You captured a wonderful moment beautifully!
Mad Kane

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely to dance as a family...

nonizamboni said...

Ah, this lovely poem brought back memories of me and my daughters too. Your words came together in such a lighthearted way. Very nicely done!

Just Jen said...

What a great idea! We play tricks on dad nightly...lol The dancing is so sweet and loving!

gautami tripathy said...

Like it.

:D

Dance of Life

TC said...

Sounds like the best kind of dance to me :)

Preethi said...

What a lovely picture you paint.. lovely!!

Lucy said...

how beautiful! You brought back precious memories of holding my children ( a long time ago) and dancing one song after another!
( I don't know if I thanked U for your compassionate and wonderful comment last week, it meant a great deal, Thank You Ul.!

Devil Mood said...

And I thought my dancing was happy and free - yours is the best dance. How sweet :)

ana said...

awww that's a flickr moment.
love the twirl :)

Jodi Barone said...

I love this story! I pictured you with your little one, me with my littlest one, the memory of dancing with my oldest when he was the littlest....delightful and warming! Thank you! jodi barone
www.wildvines.blogspot.com

Thinking aloud said...

that'sa beautiful moment to treasure indeed...and also the times we dance to their tunes...

i've been awauy too long and see what wonderful things i've missed!!!

paisley said...

that is so adorable... what a lucky little family you are....

Lea said...

a dance of wonder and joy that twirls in our hearts with your sharing...

Awareness said...

We are a dancing family too....I was actually thinking about how I used to twirl and swing my children in my arms when they were little......Saturday night dances in the livingroom. Now they are too big to carry in a dance, but they are both movers and wigglers....always dance moves. Just like their Dad....which is why I fell in love with him in the first place.....

Wonderful post UL........loved the picture of you and your family dancing as part of bedtime.

hope you're dancing right now!

tumblewords said...

A lovely picture of calm and caring!

Robin said...

Oh what a lovely image of a beautiful, loving family. I'm teary-eyed at the thought of the beautiful memories you are creating for your daughter.

Patois said...

Adorable. Loving. It is how I learned to dance as well.

Heather Kathleen said...

thank you for sharing your dance....i felt it.

Menopauseprincess said...

Oh the happy dance! That's the best one to do don't you think?

susan said...

small children have a way of making us happy. Thanks for the read.

Prats said...

Such a great end to a i'm sure wonderful day.....can picture the family twirling around...so cute