I know the voice of depression
Still calls to you.
I know those habits that can ruin your life
Still send their invitations.
But you are with the Friend now
And look so much stronger.
You can stay that way
And even bloom!
O keep squeezing drops of the Sun
From your prayers and work and music
And from your companions' beautiful laughter
And from the most insignificant movements
Of your own holy body.
Now, sweet one,
Cast all your votes for Dancing!
My sister and I went to a belly dance class last night. The class focused on fitness and a few basic moves. It was fun, and a good workout. I find myself wishing I had the fitness level I did when I first started dancing. I was 25, and dancing seemed to come pretty easily to me. I had a really extraordinary teacher, and I guess my base fitness level was pretty good. Now I have to work harder! My body doesn't have the strength or flexibility that it used to. But if there is any way to gain that back, it is through belly dancing!