Thursday, March 11, 2010

I {hope} you dance ...


I wrote this post a little more than a year ago ...
And
I was thinking about it tonight.
Thinking about my life and marveling that FINALLY I can say
I AM DANCING
Truly dancing ... the way I was meant to.
The way I always have.
The way I wondered why I wasn't anymore.

And I'm thankful.

***

Here's the original post ... and ... if you have 5 minutes and 03 seconds ... listen to the song.

Really listen.

And ask yourself ... when you get the choice, do you dance ?

I hope so ...

***
January 21, 2009

I heard this song for the first time tonight and just have to share it.

I've had it on repeat for about an hour. Good thing Rory has long since gone to bed.
He's not keen on the whole repeat thing !

Push play. Listen to the words.

Do you dance ?

Do I ?

Not for a long time.
Except at home.

It started at the beginning of our life here in Australia.
For the first time ever, in all of my traveling of the world, in all of my life ...
I felt like I didn't belong.
Like I wasn't able to be me and have people like me.

There started a long journey of me pulling back.
Of hiding.
Definitely not dancing.

Loneliness is a terrifying thing.
I'm not lonely anymore.
But I was.
For many years.
Desperately lonely.
And not able to dance ...

Here I sit, in tears.
Trying to express something that I can't.
Not in words.
Not to anyone who hasn't walked this journey with me.

I want to dance.
I'm close.
My arms are spread.
My heart is open.
My outlook is bright.

I just need ... to dance.

When I get the choice ... to dance !!

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I Hope You Dance
LeAnn Womack

I hope you never lose your sense of wonder,
You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger,
May you never take one single breath for granted,
GOD forbid love ever leave you empty handed,
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean,
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens,
Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance,
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.

I hope you dance....I hope you dance.

I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance,
Never settle for the path of least resistance
Livin' might mean takin' chances but they're worth takin',
Lovin' might be a mistake but it's worth makin',
Don't let some hell bent heart leave you bitter,
When you come close to sellin' out reconsider,
Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance,
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.

I hope you dance....I hope you dance.
I hope you dance....I hope you dance.
(Time is a wheel in constant motion always rolling us along,
Tell me who wants to look back on their years and wonder where those years have gone.)

I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean,
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens,
Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance,
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.

Dance....I hope you dance.
I hope you dance....I hope you dance.
I hope you dance....I hope you dance..
(Time is a wheel in constant motion always rolling us along,
Tell me who wants to look back on their years and wonder where those years have gone)


7 comments:

Mari March 11, 2010 at 8:55 PM  

I remember when you posted this before. It was good then and it's good now. There is a lot of wisdom in that song!

la ninja March 11, 2010 at 10:32 PM  

hey there! not my sort of music but that's totally irrelevant 'cos I get what you mean.
GO FOR IT. dance and jump (I'm a firm believer in jumping too... as a matter of fact, I'm going to do it after I write this).
keep it up, anything that does the trick for you, cherish it (I'm also away from home and have been there, the whole feeling inadequate, etc.)
I'm glad you've made that choice ('cos it is ultimately your choice) and you're ready to dance again. hooray.

here's to you, pet (oh yeah you can see what sort of music la ninja is into at the mo by what I posted yesterday evening, but scroll down to michelle shocked too, perhaps another good pick me up song for moments of need ;)

One Shabby Chick March 12, 2010 at 3:46 AM  

Beautiful Bonnie - gave me goose bumps :-)

Amy March 12, 2010 at 4:38 AM  

And your dance is so beautiful, Bonnie!! yes it is!!

I have started to dance too... thankyou Jesus!! Me and my Abba... His lead.. dancing and twirling and it feels SOOOO good! YES!

Hugs my beautiful friend.. Amy

Stacy March 12, 2010 at 5:26 AM  

So glad that you are really dancing again, Bonnie. :) That is one of my favorite "message" songs. I've got it almost memorized!

Sandra March 12, 2010 at 11:15 AM  

Such a good post and I love that song, it makes me tear up everytime. :)

Sabba and Nanny March 15, 2010 at 9:51 AM  

Dance, daughter, dance. The world needs the real you...

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