Don't Save Me
"Try again. Fail again. Fail better." -- Samuel Beckett
Four different advertisements telling me if I take this or that tango class/workshop/intensivo, I will:
- get immediate results!
- save years of learning!
- experience efficient technique training!
- advance faster than ever!
The classes fill up fast, so there must be quite a market for efficient tango learning.
Is it just me that thinks the words "tango" and "efficient" should never be in the same sentence?
Learn tango faster?
Are we racing?
There is no end (thank God) - so what are we saving years from? Or for?
Isn't the journey the point?
I don't want to be saved the time, or the years . . .
or the mistakes.
Mistakes take me deeper,
reveal something more . . .
Our miles make our tango.
Our dance tells our story.
How fast would we want to make that?
"In life as in dance: Grace glides on blistered feet." - - Alice Abrams
(Image courtesy of Morguefile.com.)