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Monday, April 21, 2014

The Magic of Dance

Do you dance with your spouse?

Do you go to parties, sometimes, where there's live music to which you can move?

Or do you drop what you're doing at home when a danceable song comes on the radio?

Or sometimes, when you're talking a walk or working in the yard do you decide to hold one another and dance to music only the two of you can hear?

I hope so, because dance is an magic potion that can polish up and improve your marriage like nothing else.

First, it's physical contact. Back in the day, part of the reason you wanted to get married in the first place was to be physically close to your mate. Not just sexually, though that's a part of it.

You wanted touch, contact. We all do; babies who are touched thrive. Babies who aren't, wither (this was shown by the horrible state-run nurseries and orphanages behind the old Iron Curtain).

Sitting on the couch together and cuddling is great, but dance offers something more - dynamic contact, and purposeful contact. You have to touch, and know each other through the touching. To a degree, you have to read your partner's mind through the subtle signals they give in movement.

To avoid tripping, or stomping on their feet, that is.

There are few other things we can do where this facility is called into play and developed.

There is the emotional aspect, as well, in that when we dance, our faces are usually quite close. How many times a day do you look into your mate's eyes?

Not many, I'll bet.

But when you dance, you both have both the need and the opportunity.

If the eyes are the window to the soul, maybe dancing with your mate is the path that leads to that window.

It doesn't matter if you have two left feet. It doesn't matter if you're tone deaf.

I hope you dance.


  1. Our whole family will dance for exercise ... it's so good (I almost wrote goof!!) for our marriage, family ... and goofy, too! We laugh our selves silly. Making memories. Who could have thought "starting the lawnmower" could be a dance move and goofy, good exercise?!

    1. Good, and perhaps goofy too! I love it. We need more goofiness in our lives.

      Starting the lawnmower...thinking about it, yeah, it does sound like a good move.