Dance Like No One’s Watching
Today, I’m taking a break from the stamping stuff. I was going to post a video about one of our amazing new products, the Window Box Thinlits Dies, but I got distracted. I’ll post it later this week.
You may know that I started taking piano lessons when I was four years old. I accompanied choirs from middle school through high school and in college. After college, I accompanied students for juries, recitals, and auditions. And in between, I used my degree as the music director for a local church, as well as filling in as a substitute pianist for other churches.
Music is part of my heritage. On my mom’s side, almost every member of the family is musical. My cousin is a Professor Emeritus at a local university; several aunts have the most beautiful voices you could want to hear. My uncles were members of military bands. And my mom? She has an amazing ear and can harmonize to anything – plus she has a beautiful soprano voice (and she can conduct a choir). Even though I have a degree in music, I sometimes feel like I’m the least of all the musicians in my family. Even my brother – who had no interest in music at all – surpassed me in our piano lessons.
Even so – I absolutely love music. When bad things happen in the world, I turn to music. Nothing can make things seem more positive than music. Although my training was classical, my dear, amazing husband has broadened my horizons to rock and metal. And my sons? They introduced me to Symphonic Metal, which may be my favorite heavy metal ever.
Lately, I’ve been listening to the Piano Guys. Their absolute joy when they’re performing is totally infectious, and I love listening to and watching them perform. (side note: I tried to get tickets to their closest performance, and it’s sold out. UGH!)
Last night, I had dinner with Wesley, Katelyn, and Amelia. We had to wait a very long time to get seated, but, even though Amelia was very hungry and wanted to eat, she took time out to dance when she heard music that spoke to her. It was so spontaneous and so beautiful – and it make several other people waiting for tables smile. So I thought it was fitting to share this video.
No matter how bad things seem, no matter how frustrated you are – don’t forget to enjoy the music and just dance.
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