Saturday, April 4, 2015
D is for Dancing in the Dark
Aging can be a bit like dancing in the dark: You know the terrain, you feel the beat and you know how you should move to it. It is different from dancing in the light,in the light you can see the shadows and the variances, in the dark you FEEL the differences.
Sometimes, not soon enough. You may stumble. You may
fall and fail as much when older as we do when young, but everyone thinks you should know better. Sometimes you do, sometimes you don't.This terrain is as new to us as it was when we were fourteen and learning how to deal with a body that was lengthening and changing. Now, it is shortening and changing. You try things to see what you can do. Discovering what your body can do is fun.
Okay, maybe I can't do this, but it never hurts to try, just make sure you have spotters just out of camera range.
And that is really the answer to growing aged gracefully. Being willing to try. Trying to dance in the dark. Not knowing what you may find and being willing to try anyway.