I love the sentiment of the saying in this image. It speaks to me of our need to enjoy life even when it is hard and difficult. Last year was a difficult one for me.. my first year of retirement and dealing with the death of a few of my dreams. Early in the year Susan Boyle made famous "I Dreamed a Dream".. her rendition of it still moves me.. I can so resonate with this last stanza:
I had a dream my life would beI think that there is a mourning period when we realize that our dream has died and life is different than the one we imagined.. like most grief it is a healthy phase as long as it is not prolonged. Maybe it is just the onset of 2010 but, on a personal level, I feel that I am ready to dance the dance of life again. In celebration of that I give you these notable sayings:
So different from this hell I'm living
So different now from what it seemed
Now life has killed the dream I dreamed.
Without music, life would be a mistake.... I would only believe in a God who knew how to dance. -NietzscheI don't know about you but I want to remember 2010 as the year I began to dance again!
In life as in dance: Grace glides on blistered feet. -Alice Abrams
Let us read and let us dance - two amusements that will never do any harm to the world. -Voltaire
Work like you don't need the money, love like your heart has never been broken,
and dance like no one is watching. -Aurora Greenway
... first posted January, 2010