why we dance


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sometimes we dance to remember

and sometimes

we dance to forget

we dance to celebrate

and consecrate

and simply

to gyrate

(and perhaps they are all the same),

at times we dance to cover

and sometimes to recover

and often discover

~and even dance with a lover~

we dance to teach and to feel and to play

we dance to ground

and to soar

to so much more

for joy and for tears

to allay our fears,

and always

always we dance

to dance

At the still point of the turning world. Neither flesh nor fleshless;
Neither from nor towards; at the still point, there the dance is,
But neither arrest nor movement. And do not call it fixity,
Where past and future are gathered. Neither movement from nor towards,
Neither ascent nor decline. Except for the point, the still point,
There would be no dance, and there is…

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6 thoughts on “why we dance

  1. neonwalrus November 13, 2014 / 8:07 am

    Interesting (replied by someone in a dance crazed neighborhood of mostly seniors).

    • fictionfitz November 13, 2014 / 1:22 pm

      That would be what I call a bad neighborhood.

  2. neonwalrus November 13, 2014 / 8:08 am

    Interesting (as replied by some one who lives in a dance crazed neighborhood of mostly seniors).

    • fictionfitz November 13, 2014 / 1:23 pm

      No more and yet we get snow tonight

  3. neonwalrus November 13, 2014 / 4:11 pm

    The dancing, or the seniors? Knees up, Mrs Brown!

    • fictionfitz November 14, 2014 / 4:48 am

      Hmmm, the dancing

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