Continuing the music meme, the next point on the list is fun. I find the opportunity to dance every day. Dancing for me, like writing, is a pure simple joy. I take what I feel stirring inside and put it out into the world. Sometimes it is just a foot tapping and shoulder shimmy while getting dressed in the morning. Other times it is flat-out stopping what I’m doing to boogie full-on for an entire song. I’ll dance to anything from old school Motown faves to disco to ‘80s rock to party hits to popular pop to hip hop.
I’m grabbing a pick from my all-time jams playlist for today’s dance-off. “1 Thing,” by Amerie. This one is infectious with the catchy chords and go-go beat. It still has me from first “dun” through each drum beat and snare. And the performance has some cute steps that are fun to imitate.