Dancing With Life

This picture is a great metaphor.

Each of us could insert ourselves into this photo with a dance partner named “Life.”

Sometimes our dance with life is smooth and rhythmic like a waltz. Other times, our dance is random and crazy like the Charleston.

Sometimes the spins go off without a hitch, and other times, you land on your nose.


Picture Title: “Pardon Me.”
Norman Percevel Rockwell (February 3, 1894 – November 8, 1978) was a talented and celebrated American painter and illustrator. In 1916, the 22-year-old Rockwell painted his first cover for The Saturday Evening Post, the magazine considered by Rockwell to be the “greatest show window in America.” Over the next 47 years, another 321 Rockwell covers would appear on the cover of the Post.
“Without thinking too much about it in specific terms, I was showing the America I knew and observed to others who might not have noticed.”—Norman Rockwell
Norman Rockwell Museum. http://www.nrm.org

Life is an unpredictable partner but regardless of stubbed toes or bruised knees, it can be a glorious dance.

If you fall, get back up.

If life steps on your toes, put some ice on them.

But never quit dancing.

There will be rough patches.

But keep on dancing.

I know I am.

“Come on Life…Let’s dance.”

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