Day 23 – Lingering

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My sadness from yesterday has been lingering with me all day. I’ve been trying to do that balancing act where I’m not simply giving in to despondency yet neither am I dismissing it. In some ways, this sadness I’m feeling is beyond words, not something I can explain in a sentence or two. But basically it’s this, I’m up against a barricade of my own making, and it seems impossible to cross over it or even see beyond it. I’m talking about my mind, my emotions, my firm beliefs.

If I simply listened to my dominant feeling, I would’ve ‘stayed in bed’ all day, aka, sat around surfing the internet and looking at YouTube videos. And I knew that I would feel better once I got moving. My Kuchipudi dance class was energizing, and Swathi akka’s company is always sweet. I also watched my sister-in-law Ganga’s Odissi dance rehearsal which brought me into another world. And suddenly I felt inspired to do my Dance Challenge.

My favorite dance day in this challenge so far was Day 1 when I danced at Subi’s mural in Miami, FL. So although this graffiti sidewalk here in Gainesville, FL is nothing like that mural, I thought “Why not?”

Then, this happened by chance right after, a dance by the sun on my face 🙂

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