23 March 2015

No More Dancing


Since my dodgy hip diagnosis, one of the things that's hit me the hardest is the realisation that now there'll be no more dancing. Not that I had any secret desire to return to performing or anything like that - I just had it in the back of my mind that when everything got fixed up (which I thought might be sooner rather than later), maybe I could do class again. A bit of fun dancing, like swing, or tap. Or ballroom. Or half tap, half ballroom! I always liked the idea of gliding and bounding across the floor like Ginger Rogers. Sigh… but it really is time now to stop fixating on what could have been. Instead, I need to make a list of all the things I can do instead. And there are so many of those things - I just need to slow down enough to see them.

4 comments:

rossichka said...

Dear Carla, we have a saying, equivalent to the English one "A blessing in disguise". I suppose it's disappointing and painful for you to know you should not dance, but the closing of one door opens a new one... Good luck!

Carla said...

Dear Rossichka, thank you! It's true that even though I'm feeling a bit down at times, I can also see that a new way of life might actually be really good for me. And one day I will definitely be dancing again!

roberto M. said...

Carla, There are thousands of things that suddenly we can not do, but I think the list of things we can do is longer. and life is not enough. Have fun, making the huge amount of fun things you can do. Your drawing is a beautiful illustration!!!!

Carla said...

Thank you Roberto, you always know how to cheer me up!

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