Dance like nobody’s watching; love like you’ve never been hurt.
Sing like nobody’s listening; live like it’s heaven on earth.
I love this quote and dancing too.
That is why I joined this dance group to perform in a show..after 4 long years spent away from stage.
All of ‘them’ dance so beautifully. I shake my hips along side those delightfully enthusiastic girls.
But, somehow, it does not feel like I belong.
Am I intimidated by their grace ?.. their ability to pick any step in a jiffy or the fact that I try too hard remembering my next step while the rest of them just flow with the music ?
Maybe..Or is it just because I am the only new one in the group and all the rest are buddies who have shared the stage in several performances over the years?
I dance my heart out every time and then say ‘ One more rehearsal please?’, while the rest of them sit around relaxing and chit-chatting.
More rehearsals = More time spent dancing together which will get me the sense of belonging..among this bunch of ‘well known’ strangers? Not sure.
I have hardly felt so detached to any group of ‘friends’ before.
I know, I know – There are greater things in the world to worry about.
The worsening global food crisis, the sky rocketing fuel prices, the heart wrenching natural disasters in China and Burma, recession in America or even that Tendulkar is not being able to make it to the IPL matches! I know.
That is exactly why I did not want to post this piece earlier.
But, what the heck !
I am affected by this little happening in my life as much as I am by the other events in the world. ( Of course their degrees are never comparable)
This dance show has many other groups and even professionals performing. The funds collected will be handed over to a well known charitable organization in India that supports orphaned children. I am proud to be a part of their noble effort. Plus, I am doing myself a favor by dusting off my dance shoes..after those blissfully energetic days spent dancing during college days.
I am doing pretty well, I suppose, In spite of that nagging inferiority complex when I am around ‘those’ girls.
Thankfully, nothing or nobody seem to matter me when the music starts.
Tomorrow is the big night.. and am gonna dance like nobody’s watching !