Saturday, July 19, 2014

Day 18-Can't do Nothing -So Swing?

(Please see Day 1  (Why This Blog)  if this is your first blog visit)

I guess that I  have to work on  that “do nothing thing” in Day 17 because at 9pm yesterday,  I decided to go swing dancing at the James Street Tavern. The Little Golden Book says “dress up and go dancing…any kind of dancing.”              
One thing about dancing is that no one seems to be sad when they’re dancing. Everyone here had a simile on their face even if they were just learning. I watched the dancers  to see if I could pick up the steps again. My mother taught me  the jitter bug as a teenager.  After watching, I felt  like Gene Kelly and wanted to yell "Gotta Dance, Gotta Dance". I picked out the young Gene Kelly  of the group and I was off! The great thing was that everyone danced with everyone –they just wanted to dance.

This is a great way just to have fun no matter what your dance skill. Tonight everyone knew everyone or they just all switched  partners because they just “Gotta Dance”. I went home like Gene  just "Singing in the Rain". So find a place and swing!
Spiritual Reflection
Praise the Lord, I tell myself, and never forget the good things he does for me. (Psalm 103-2)
Other Sources
Gene Kelly -Singing in the Rain
Swing City Pittsburgh
Steel City Boogie Club