Taking the Leap

When I was 21 I got a tattoo of a graceful dancer painted by the artist Alfonse Mucha. I got the tattoo for many reasons, one being that it represented dance. I remember saying, “Well if there’s one thing I know for sure I will always dance.”Mucha

Cut to 10 years later. I am 30 years old and a new mom. I haven’t danced since performing for a short video at film school, and that was over 6 years ago. I haven’t been to a dance class in about 9 years. I’ve been away so long I don’t feel welcome anymore. I don’t know what people are wearing. I don’t know if things have changed drastically since I’ve been gone. I want to dance again but I’m terrified. I give myself a million excuses as to why I don’t just go take a class.

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Presence is Love.

Love has many forms and many definitions. When I think about moments in my life when I have felt truly loved, I remember times when another person (or dog!) was truly present with me. Loving another person unconditionally means really listening to them and seeing them as they are. It is offering them whatever it is they need; oftentimes that is just having someone hear and see them.

To me, true presence is true love.

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