A call to Dance.
After the violence of this week, both in Florida and with the news of the death of Jo Cox MP, I have been left shocked and saddened by the hate in the world. And with this sadness is the inevitable thought process of ‘what can we do to somehow effect change’? What can we all do that will support a wave of love that will counterbalance this hate? And this is my answer to myself. We have to dance. We have to grab our loved ones, our family, our friends, complete strangers (happy to dance strangers mind you!) and we have to dance with them.
We need to put our favourite music on in the kitchen when we cook and turn the kitchen into the coolest, groovingest dance floor that ever existed. We need to grab our children and dance with them around the garden, up the street, in our parks, wherever we possibly can. We need to tango, waltz, salsa, whatever with our loved ones, holding them close to us and moving with them and dance our hearts out. We need to randomly dance our way down the high street, through the supermarket, smiling at strangers in a conspiracy of terpsichorean splendor, and showering them with the love we feel for everyone and ourselves when we dance.
Because this is what we will be doing. For all of those reading this, we dance because we love it, because it is at our core and is fundamental to who we are. And when we dance with others, we share that love, and we show others we love them and that sharing that dance with them at that moment is the most important thing we could possibly be doing. So I urge you, dance your hearts out, with your friends, your family, your loved ones, strangers (you know the rules) and fill the world with love, with smiles and with laughter. Fill the world with that indescribable, heart bursting, hand-tingling feeling of love we have when we dance and when we are sharing that dance with others.
In the coming weeks I am going to dance with everyone. I hope you can join me.