suspended in time

June 17, 2014 at 1:00 pm 13 comments

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looking in his eyes

feet never touching the ground

once upon a waltz

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a ps:  Way back when I was in college, I took a historical dance class, which was taught by Mr. Richard Powers*, a famous dance historian known for his work in film, stage productions and workshops around the world.  Each class, a student had an opportunity to dance with the teacher.  My opportunity – my blessing  – came the day of the waltz.  He stood in front of me, took my hand and the other commandingly held my waist.  I was terribly jittery inside; nervous that I would step on his toes, or worse, break a limb.   When the music began, I was literally swept off my feet.  All I can say is that I have never, ever had a moment where I completely lost track of time and place.  All I saw were his eyes and, I can honestly say, I never felt my feet touch the ground.

There has never been a moment like this since.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Powers_%28dance_historian%29

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13 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Desiree G  |  June 17, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    A moment some of us only dream of!! Thank you for sharing it with us!

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    • 2. words4jp  |  June 17, 2014 at 4:47 pm

      thank you. it was a wonderful moment in time:)

      Reply
  • 3. forgottenmeadows  |  June 17, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    aww beautiful piece and thank you for sharing your memory with us 🙂

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    • 4. words4jp  |  June 17, 2014 at 4:47 pm

      thank you. it was truly a magical moment, one only to be rivaled by the birth of my two boys:)

      Reply
  • 5. MichelleMarie  |  June 17, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Wow! Wow! Wow! I had this visual image of you floating like that! I love that it was a marked time for you! 😀 I would love to see you dance. I bet it’s beautiful! 😀

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  • 7. babsje  |  June 17, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Your poetry demands a slow reading, it is that sublime.

    Reply
    • 8. words4jp  |  June 17, 2014 at 9:56 pm

      Oh my, what an incredible compliment. I am so touched by your words. Thank you. 🙂

      Reply
      • 9. babsje  |  June 17, 2014 at 10:34 pm

        It is well-deserved! You’re welcome. 🙂

  • 10. hitandrun1964  |  June 17, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    Wow:)

    Reply
  • 11. Jonathan Caswell  |  June 18, 2014 at 12:15 am

    Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    AH…YES!!! 😀

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  • 12. heila2013  |  June 18, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    Wonderful. Enchanting.

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    • 13. words4jp  |  June 18, 2014 at 9:51 pm

      Thank you. It was….as if time stood still….

      Reply

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