Five Minute Friday — Dance

Welcome to Five Minute Saturd … I mean Five Minute Friday. Okay … late again to the party. But I’m here!

Here, of course, is a post on a prompt word, following by partying at Kate’s place ( a hundred plus other writers who contribute their take on the prompt. It’s a great exercise that allows us to use our free range thoughts to be transformed into characters and words. Nothing fancy, just five minutes of concentrated writing with no filters. Although the rules say it’s unedited writing, I’m sure other writers join me in going back over their work. But the first five minutes is totally unscripted. Whatever pops into the mind comes out of the fingers.

So, let’s get started. The prompt is DANCE. The time is set for five minutes  so let’s GO

Your mama don’t dance and your daddy don’t rock and roll. Okay, that’s not totally true. Mama loved to dance. But the second half  is true. Papa doesn’t rock and roll … or anything else.

Karen and I were a mismatch in the dancing department. She loved to dance. I just had the rhythm of a four year old practicing on his/her first trumpet. It isn’t pretty.

But I do appreciate dance … as long as someone else is doing it. I love the fluidity … the motion … the passion. I wish I danced.

And I always admired women dancers. They make it look so easy. And they often do it backwards and in heels. I can’t dance forward in flat shoes. My two left feet get in the way.

That doesn’t mean I’ve never danced. We had our first dance, and a few times at … STOP

… social functions. If the music was slow, I was willing to give it a shot {sorry about the sore toes, hon}, but as soon as the beat kicked up … like a cha cha or disco I drew the line. I even had a hard time with the twist!

In a sense, however, I did and do dance … through llife and while married. Karen and I had complete confidence in each other — a prerequisite for dancing. And we danced — and skipped and hopped — through our married life.

So, at least in my case, Mama did dance … but papa sat out during rock and roll.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Even a simple gesture — a smile, a touch, a kind word — can brighten someone’s day. Let your love flow freely today.

About wisdomfromafather

I'm just an ordinary guy walking along the journey of life.
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5 Responses to Five Minute Friday — Dance

  1. rosebudmama says:

    Thank you for your reminder about simple gestures. It is so true. I was also late for Five Minute Friday and stopping by from there.


  2. JoHanna Massey says:

    Lovely post. Thank you for sharing.


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