Tuesday, February 21, 2012

thank God for the music

she greets the world with arms flung wide

Sloane and I were
dancing around the kitchen
in our socks.

We were mad.
We were wild.
We were whirling dervishes.

And, as I paused to catch my breath,
I realized just how long it had been
since I danced for the sheer joy of the music.


And I wept a little
with gratitude
to feel so good again.

30 comments:

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

You know my daughter and I still do this when we have the chance. I really think music and lift you out of anything negative that might be around you! Enjoy the moments. I hope nothing is wrong that had taken away your joy.

Cathi said...

My daughter and I used to always do that when she was little...I found myself doing that the other night, and truly it felt really good! Warm hugs and smiles to you! xxoo

Debby said...

That makes me happy to hear that. Glad to see Sloane, I have been worried that something was wrong with her. Keep on dancing.

Roban said...

Dancing in the kitchen like whirling dervishes is a rite of passage for all moms and their little girls. So glad you felt the joy of the moment and let yourself go!

Christine Laennec said...

So glad you had some moments of joy! And that they were shared with your beautiful daughter.

Suz said...

joy

beth said...

without music and dancing, well i'd only be half the person i am today and not nearly as happy...xo

joyce said...

The ONLY time i dance is in my kitchen, not much of a dervish, I'm afraid! Bet you & your daughter had fun with it!

Marilyn said...

So very happy to read this and know you are feeling good again. Hugs!

cristie said...

music and movement equals magic. xox

Hindsfeet said...

Oh Relyn! *loved* this......

"dance more".....think I'll add that to my list....

love,
Liz

Jaime said...

Oh Relyn, I've been thinking of you so much, and wondering how you've been... it makes me so happy to come to your blog and see this post first.
Love to you and yours. xoxoxoxo

Jeanne said...

Much love and many blessings.......
Thanks for always putting a song in my heart.
Love Jeanne♥

Tracy said...

Kicking up my heels and swishing the skirt along with you, Relyn. ;o) So glad you're feeling better and appreciating life's party more. I dance and do a lot more spontaneous movement these day. We forget our bodies were made to enjoy...even if our hearts & minds are heavy. ((HUGS))

rachel awes said...

oh relyn,
this is beautiful...
your dancing, your weeping to feel so good again, your relationship in it, your eyes to see + body to be. ~
our 15 yr. old son is a dancer + although he winces when i dance alongside him, i do so in my heart when i get to watch him!
xoxox

Hausfrau said...

Movement to music, with your sweet daughter. Beautiful.

Amy said...

Oh, I love it! And music can be a bit like magic in its ability to heal . . .

susanna said...

Hurray! Music can be such a great pick me up and a release, can't it? This past week, I found reggae music to be a good antidote to the winter blues. If I can't go to Jamaica, Jamaica can come to me!

Debbie said...

I am smiling as I read this.

Isa Lisboa said...

Thank God for music and for wild dances :)

HKatz said...

That's beautiful.

Music really is a blessing. And it's something I like to do too around the house - dance :)

I hope you keep feeling good about life.

christina said...

oh i can feel it al- the twirling, the love. it made me happy, just to read this.
xo

Ally said...

Dancing in the kitchen, all twirly and happy, sounds like the cure for whatever ails you. How wonderful.

Jennifer Richardson said...

glad you were given wings
to dance it out
...."dance on it",
a phrase I use when I'm
overwhelmed and undone.
Well, I used to.
Thanks for the reminder
to twirl:)
-Jennifer

Sweet Tea said...

Glad you're finding "joy in the music" once again. Healing takes time.

Jeanie said...

I'm so glad to see the smile in your words and that you are feeling good again. I've thought of you often, knowing you are on a journey. They're always easier when you can find some joy.

gkgirl said...

ohhhhhhhh....i loved this...
so sweet...

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

oh, yes!

The joy of dancing all by yourself is wonderful. When you bring your daughter to the mx, its one amazing moment. Tears of gratitude, indeed!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

This is perfection Relyn ~ I love this post. I may need to direct others to this one, it is so good!

Jeanne said...

So very happy to hear this!!! Blessings

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