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Dance Like Nobody’s Watching April 23, 2014

Filed under: Man's Best Friend — Wiley Schmidt @ 9:04 pm

Some of my favorite moments with mom are when we dance. Not because I particularly like dancing, but because mom seems so happy when we do.

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I may not know the waltz, the fox trot or the samba, but I sure can dance. My mom and I have this (semi-secret) routine that (almost never) involves anyone but us.

“Up, Wiley,” is my signal the dance is about to start. And the next thing I know, I’m up in my mom’s arms and we are swaying together to anything from Norah Jones to Bob Dylan. We truly are dancing like no one’s watching. And I love it. For those three or four minutes, all is well in the world. My mom is happy, I’m happy, and (as a believer in the contagion that is happiness) I could not ask for anything better than that.

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Up, down, or sideways, music moves me. Lyrics lull me into happier places, mourn with me in darker places, and inspire me to be better, write better, and live better. From Bette Midler…

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2 Responses to “Dance Like Nobody’s Watching”

  1. Oh yes dancing is a must!

    The Happy song for you dancing! This is precious!


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