This morning I woke up thinking 'Keep on dancing!' ( where do these thoughts come from?)
You know, as we all get older we really should keep on dancing.
I am not sure if its the broadcast talent show and TV era that has turned many of us into the most severe and hypercritical arm chair critics.
I think we then can often internalize this modern day process of critical 'depreciation.'
So when we go to gatherings, some of us have thoughts when asked to join in like, 'No No I can't dance!' or 'No No I'm too old to dance!' or we scream 'Leave me alone! I don't want to dance!'
I think often what we mean is, 'Sorry but don't think I am good enough!' haha What a nonsense to think!
When our ancestors gathered as a tribe to dance around the fires in the darkness of the star-filled nights thousands of years ago, I am sure that there were not little groups of them going round the fire with bits of chalk to mark scores on little pieces of slate.
I am sure that this same little group would not then have consulted amongst themselves, before going up to the unfortunate dancer to touch them on the shoulders. This touch to indicate they have seen enough and those not chosen must please stop whooping it up and leave the circle of dancers around the fire.
Why do we do it to ourselves?! And the same question would apply to singing or any form of expressive art! We really can be our own worst critics!
Like Karin Carpenter sang, 'Sing, sing a song
Make it simple to last your whole life long
Don't worry that it's not good enough
For anyone else to hear
Just sing, sing a song
La la la la la
La la la la la la...'
I am sure Karin would also have agreed the same applies to dance as in
'Dance, dance a dance.....
Don't worry that its not good enough for anyone else to watch ...
just dance ...dance a dance!'
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