Sunday, April 02, 2006

SOLO TURTLE 2: The man with the John Lee Hooker hat

Continued from... Solo Turtle

Tonight's expedition was once again to the Latin dance club where I saw the most interesting fellow. He was perched on the bass bin on the opposite side of the pony wall from where I was sitting. A tall, older gentleman, he was sporting a hat that made him resemble, remarkably, Blues legend, John Lee Hooker.

He would casually lean, hang out and wait for a dance partner. He's not a bad dancer, either!

Then there was the lady with the hips. While most everyone on the dance floor was observing proper foot form, this one lady was definitely all about the hips. Also, she seemed to come on the motion naturally, and with great ease. In fact, a majority of the dancers were just that - true dancers. (to this Turtle's untrained eye...)

Again, a little... well, a lot fearful of the hardwood, this Turtle simply sat, sipped, listened and observed. It's painfully obvious that I will need to shed this anxiety and fear surrounding flow and movement. I feel stiff, jagged, rough-around-the-edges... and I haven't actually stepped onto a dance floor since... er.... well, for a long time!

I sure appreciate those who dance, and dance well.

7 comments:

Granny said...

I have two left feet and a lot of trepidation.

You're a brave soul.

Anvilcloud said...

Next month sometime, the whole family, which is only six when you include significant others, is to go to a restaurant in Toronto. Aside from the food, we will receive dancing lessons -- salsa. I don't even know what it is and don't tend to pick these things up quickly -- as you know.

Sarah Elaine said...

Twice to the Latin club alone now, eh? Well... one of two things is going to happen... You're either going to get up the gumption to dance, or people are going to start avoiding you because you don't dance! When in Rome, as they say... ;-)

Turtle Guy said...

AC I wish you luck with Salsa... 1, 2, 3,... 4, 5, 6... had me step on the cat once or twice... but I'll get it eventually!


SE When in Rome, I feel like a tourist! I think it best I take some private lessons before returning...

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Expat Traveler said...

Yeah I haven't danced in a while and love watching people who dance well... Let's just say P and I were glad we didn't dance at our wedding...for the better of us both! haha

ipodmomma said...

I lvoe to dance, and Peter is not a dancer... so I boogie alone in my kitchen, and enjoy it immensely...

go for it Dave!!!

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