Monday, February 8, 2010

Marcus Aurelius:

"A man's true delight is to do the things he was made for."

I took an East Indian dance class today. Fluid arms, sharp steps with the legs and feet, slight/controlled movements of the torso, very particularized positions with the hands and fingers, and specific eye movements to go along with the steps. Really interesting stuff, but anyway.

After taking the class, I felt the best I've felt in quite awhile. Motivated and content and whole and such. I say this as a dancer who has neglected my greatest passion for the past year of my life. It was a completely different feeling of happiness from, say, a good and supposedly happy weekend spent with friends. Just goes to show that when we don't do the things in life that we are meant for, we can (and probably will!) get stuck in a rut of unhappiness and negativity. Perhaps without even realizing it.

1 comment:

  1. I have been in love with Indian dance scence I was a little girl!!! I have never done it but gone to a number of shows of it and it has always been enchrancing. I am so exsited you got to do it!!! And also that it inspired you so much in return!