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  1. Ama
    Ama June 18, 2010 at 7:29 am |

    I think I like the version of the Goldman quote that made it into V for Vendetta the best: “A revolution without dancing is not a revolution worth having!”

    But dancing has always been a way for me to reconnect with mine, to love it, moving it, using it, reminding myself that while it is not “perfect” it is strong, and it is mine, and it gives me pleasure.

    Mmm. This. :)

  2. pnkrokhockeymom
    pnkrokhockeymom June 18, 2010 at 8:59 am |

    Thanks for writing this. We are samely. :)

  3. Corbin
    Corbin June 18, 2010 at 10:59 am |

    Oh I agree!

    In my teens and early 20’s I was way too self conscious to dance at all…I only started to discover the joy of it as I settled into my skin. Now, at 30, I belly dance twice a week, and every other chance I get! My coworkers are all convinced I am doing something scandelous, and I love it!

  4. Carolyn
    Carolyn June 18, 2010 at 12:46 pm |

    How appropriate! Just as this showed up on my feed reading program, so did a new TED talk about an amazing woman using traditional dance to fight cancer.

  5. Comrade Kevin
    Comrade Kevin June 19, 2010 at 7:11 pm |

    If I were to have anything tattooed into my arm, it would be “I want to dance with you in the worst way”, which is what Abraham Lincoln said to his later-to-be wife, Mary Todd. And true to form, Lincoln couldn’t dance a bit. Nor can I.

    But Lincoln could certainly inspire. It’s interesting to hear about our own religions and our own sources of strength. There is something very liberating about each of them.

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