Tuesday, February 27, 2007
I don't think of myself as a very good verbal communicator. It takes me a LOT longer (and with a lot more stumbles) to say what I think than it does to write it down. Maybe it's because I want to make sure that what's coming out is exactly how I feel. In addition to writing, I LOVE to communicate feelings through dance. Ballet was my passion for a long time (and I still love it, but I can't dance like I once did!). I loved the way I could express myself through movement.
The picture above was sparked by a memory from college. Every year at BYU, kids in the community choreograph their own dances (no adults help out) and then perform them for an audience. Going to that event was one of the most memorable performances I've ever seen. I felt like these kids were sharing things they felt that they may not have been able to express in any other way. My roommate was especially touched when a girl with Down's syndrome danced to "Don't Laugh at Me." My favorite, however, was when two girls lept across the floor again and again with such happy, joyful spirits. It was a moment where I felt that they were truly glorifying God for the gift of a wonderful life, for bodies that could dance and move and be!
Posted by angelic pursuits at 7:41 PM