Tango and the Soul's Weather

It is of course possible to dance a prayer. ~Glade Byron Addams

I got out to class last night. My first time at Uptown Dance Studio, which has the benefit of being close to me, but doesn't have the warmth that Esquina Tango does. Still. I needed to dance. I sat watching West Coast Swing, killing time before my class started, when I heard Gardel on the other side of the curtain. I don't even remember which song - I couldn't hear it that well (the huge dance floor is separated into "rooms" by curtains) - but it was Gardel.

I relaxed. I hadn't danced a single step and I was already feeling better.

Of course once we all got started in our beginner class with Monica, I was so relieved I'd made it out. I left feeling like I could cope with everything so much better. If I can dance, I can weather anything (in my case even the weather - more hail this morning!) Thank you to everyone who encouraged me to go. Tango keeps me in the moment, keeps me from always trying to think ahead, keeps me connected.

Movement never lies. It is a barometer telling the state of the soul's weather to all who can read it. ~Martha Graham

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