Sunday, January 25, 2009

DANCING QUEEN....... Music, Dance, Feeling, Being. Love made Visible.


nouvelle vague "dance with me" from bande a part


Today, forgive me please CHARLI, JESSE,and SHADOW. I am playing hookey from answering interviewing questions! Alas ,my brain is resisting anything even minimally structured! I am caught up in music and dance thoughts!

I know STEVE and RHI and EZEKIEL and RIC will also understand as well as my friends who have given me wonderful interview questions in good faith!

I am in respite, I guess ,from a bout with a couple of weeks of a flu that caught
me when I was not looking!
Today, I just wanna have effortless fun!

All of that is ok. I will be back on track tomorrow. Today, I am being ok with going with the music flow...Ah...Sweet! Thanks for understanding all! As you can tell, I am feeling slightly guilty for my response lag!

No, I am not supporting T-Mobile necessarily but I do love this connected way they have created of getting their name and message across. I love art and self expression and connection with others who are open to it....even T-Mobile!

To me, dancing is the ultimate free style form of physical self expression where ANYONE can participate. It can lift spirits immediately, alter dark moods, enhance connection and open channels of feeling that few other ways can match.

Dancing can be shared with everyone from babies to challenged folks in wheel chairs. To dance is to love and express self. To dance with someone is to extend that love.

I am dancing in my head everywhere I am. You may think I am sitting demurely but that is not the whole story! I can listen to Kitaro's morning prayer and be at another elevation feeling wise instantly.


Please share your thoughts? Where are you in your dancing today?


Faith said...

Great Video! I love to dance too...when cooking dinner, my daughter often puts on loud music and we dance and cook together (drives my son crazy!).
Have you ever seen the movie "Dancer in the Dark"? It is quite sad, but the music and dance in it is amazing. When you said you are always dancing in your head, you made me think of it.

Good luck with the interview questions:)

L. Rochelle said...

Found you through Charli's's funny where it leads us.
I always feel as if there is a seperate me, that's always dancing!
Love your thoughts.
There are many ideas we seem to have in common..good!
Thank you.

Oops! Desperate Blogger~ said...

Hi Linda,
Thank you for stopping by my blog and for the nice comment. Of course I would love to exchange following links!
Love the video! :-)

Charli said...

Hey there, Miss Dancin' Queen! Great post! Awesome video... I wish I had been there.

I have always loved to dance. I was always the first one on the dance floor and the last one to leave. But in recent years I have gotten sicker and less able to really DANCE. I miss it terribly. Terribly.

But you know, I do dance in my heart. (I used to dance as a child and sometimes I even choreograph whole shows in my head!)

Also - I think writing is a kind of dancing. My best dance partner has always been my pen.

Love you lots!!

(And thanks for your wonderful words at Broken Mannequin today. You are so thoughtful and full of wisdom. I am very grateful for you.)

Charli said...

P.S. I am sorry you have the flu!! I hope you are feeling fabulous again soon!!

Hugs and hot cups of tea!

Natalie said...

That was great fun , Linda! Made me smile, then giggle, then wiggle! I have not seen that ad before ~ cool!

Rikkij said...

Linda-Thanks for dropping by and all the encouragement. Love the music but can only wish I could dance. I'll just tap toes. Glad your feelin better!

Cynthia said...

Dancing in your head, I like that.

Rainbow dreams said...

I used to dance with the kids when they were smaller..they loved it. Loved feeling the music through them.

When I'm at the gym and I have my music plugged in, I'm dancing as I work out too, makes it so much easier :)

Friday was the last time I let my hair down and really danced though...could be why I ached on Saturday!!

Glad you're feling a bit better, Katie, x

Ghost Dansing said...

as you can imagine, i liked the video a lot :) dance with me

Chrisy said...

What a fun boppin along...lucky i have swivel chair...

Denise said...

I'll start dancing when things get a little crazy at home with my 12 year old twins (boy and girl). If they're arguing, I'll simply start dancing and singing. That ALWAYS stops the craziness and everyone ends up laughing! So much better than yelling, isn't it?

Rhi said...

love the video. i think dancing is love made visible too. =)
great post.

The Pink Cowboy said...

Holy synchronicity, I just posted about dancing in my blog!!! That commercial is one of the best I have EVER seen. We humans can do the most wonderful things like music, art, dance. Why do we engage in war and hatred? Great post!!!

HeArt Collective said...

dude, this was so cool! i got tears in my eyes, yes, i'm a sap, but still, can you imagine everyone working in step with one another? dropping differences and embracing that which works between us? i LOVE it... thanks so much for stopping by my blog which lead me here to find this cool video!

bright blessings for a lovely week!

Misty's Creations said...

Hey Linda,
Thanks for stopping by, I'll be back when I have a little more time. Have a great night!

paulwchambers said...

people fear that lives may be lost when i dance it's so bad...

i love this... everytime i am in Liverpool st station i think of it... hoping for a repeat!

Shadow said...

well as luck would have it, i was dancing to 'kings of leon's' sex on fire this morning getting dressed... love, love, love that song at the moment.

Catvibe said...

Dear Linda,

I saw your interpretation of butterfly's dream, and I have seen you on several other blogs I like, and I thought I'd come by and say hello. We are neighbors! And it seems we have a lot in common. I hope your flu is all gone, and I'd like to ask you to dance. :-)

Laura said...

I am standing in front of my computer right now and dancing to 'Get Down on It'!

I wish this impromptu dancing could happen all the time.

Dancing feeds my soul. Thank you sharing this with us......

jiggins said...


jiggins said...

Linda I wanted to ask as well.. this is what part of my blogroll showed me just a few minutes ago -as if it were posted on your blog, but I cannot see where. Any ideas?

strands of the con·tin·u·um
Psyche Connections
con·tin·u·um: The Way Of The Peaceful Warrior -
1 hour ago

much2ponder said...

I stopped over here when I noticed your face in a tiny square on my own blog. This post made me smile. I will be back:)

Indigo said...

Wishing you healing vibes for the flu. A friend of mine posted the first video and I was mesmerized by it. Thanks for showing the 2nd from Ghost.

People used to find it amusing I was Deaf living with a musician. Until he told them, have you ever seen her dance. She can feel and move to the music better than those of us who hear (and you wonder why I love the guy).(Hugs)Indigo

Ghost Dansing said...

i'm glad you liked the music video Linda.... thanks for posting it....

FlyingRabbit said...

Linda, you are a energetic woman! I want to dance with you!

Heather said...

i absolutely LOVEd that.
i always dance while making dinner, while singing at the top of my lungs. curt thinks it's cute and some of our most perfect memories are those ones.

ps: i've moved, so you may want to update your reader!



Hey Linda!!!! What a beautiful post my friend!!! I'm so sorry to hear u have been ill, but happy u are better now :) I so doo love dancing!!! When my oldest was just a baby, I would carry him on my hip, and we would dance all around the house together,lol. I believe music and dancing is what first brought us so close to each other, I hope to re-capture that closeness someday, as he is 19 now, and not willing to dance with me. "Love made Visible" , yes! absolutely!!!! take care my dear friend,
Julian oxxo

LORENZO said...

I don't dance. However, it does seem that the rest of the World has cooler commercials than U.S. television. Why is that? Obama should work on this too, put it on his "to do" list. Feel better.

K.Lawson Gilbert said...

That was really fun! I dance everyday in some form or another - (the dance, not me.) lol Thanks for the great post. Sending healing thoughts your way, Linda!

TuesdayPillow said...

I teach dance. When I was in gymnastics, I found somehow I was fairly talented in that aspect. I didn't have to be told how to express myself.

Today I did some dancing but it was for instructional purposes only :) Tomorrow I'll try to do some moves in my home for myself ;)

Linda S. Socha said...

I ordered Dancer in the Dark...hope to see it this weekend. Thanks for the comment and the recommendation!

L Rochelle
Much thanks for the comments. I
appreciate them and love the ideas in common! Hope to see you back Lyn

Thanks Cindy!

Thanks for that wonderful post. I am glad we found each other! You are such a support system an encourager of my poetryand I very much appreciate it!

Much thanks ...Some how I think you can dance:>)but toe tapping counts! Love your blog!

THANK YOU Cynthia..always love seeing you here!! I get a smile at blue butterflys!

Katie...WONDERFUL Hope this is another Friday let your hair down~

Ghost Dansing
Thanks for that video. You are now front page news!

Love that swivel!

Denise Totally...~~

You are a dancing queen too!
Love Linda

Love and thanks...What a group...LINDA:>

Sherrlyn Borkgren said...

Yea! I am now going to a Nia class which is dancing with not too many rules. I love the music they play and the moves. I am really enjoying that I don't have to keep up with anyone and the instructor always says "listen to your body and do what it wants"
Oh I arrived through...... ummm where was it. anyway glad to be here
Sherrlyn Borkgren

Jordan Ray Allen said...

Hello Linda. I'm back. And you're right, the Holidays have been over. :) Sorry for the absence. I've been hard at work on some great things. As for dance. It is a great way to express yourself. Music does something internally different to us all. Sometimes, I like to put on old 80's New Wave and just dance silly like the kids in 80's prom scenes. To my peers, it's weird as hell, but to me, It just is. By the way, classic dance scene you chose.

Luke said...

i'm glad your getting better!

~Rebecca Anne~ said...

I don't think a day goes by in my house that I can't be caught dancing around. Music dominates over a TV round my parts and well, there's nothing that cheers me up faster.
I hope you're dancing today and having a good one.

Cynthia said...

Yes, dance in the rain! Love made visible! I've got to find my dancing shoes...cute post!

Oo ZeN-SpiRiT Oo said...


Votre commentaire m'a fait énormément plaisir!!! Vous m'avez l'air d'être une femme extraordinnaire.. Merci ****
A bientôt.... ZeN SPiRiT

Prince NaKi said...

hello maam linda,

thanks for stopping by my blog. nice video and i love to dance. i wish i had been there...

steveroni said...

I'd be happy to report that I was dancing tonight--but that is not so.

Many dozens of moons ago, I was in a small sea scout band. I found out that musicians do not always wind up with the girl. Every time we played the last dance, usually a slow, hold-em-tight-and-don't-let-em-go dance, my girl would be dancing with another guy, and I'd never see them until "tomorrow". No fun at all--I'd rather have been dancing!
Steve E.

George said...

The videos were great,, it does have that way to getcha on your feet...

Good pick me up, when I really needed one.

Thanks, Linda

jewelrygirl said...

I love the video. I thought I "was" the dancing queen in the seventies....God, how old am I??? I love to dance, but don't get the chance to very often.

I Love, Love, Love that our new president can "bust a move"! He is the coolest.

Dancing is life. Dancing is soul. Dancing is Fun!!

Inside our hands, outside our hearts said...

I have not danced in along time. However, you sure made me wish I was dancing today. Thank you so much for that.

I loved the videos. They made me smile another thing I have not done too much of, but will try to correct.

Lastly, what a wonderful comment you left on my blog. I have been taking a break as well, but, like you, will return tomorrow.

soft love,

Faith said...

Hi Linda,
I am still thinking about dancing and the role it plays in our lives. When my daughter was little we used to read a book titled "My Mama had a Dancing Heart" by Libby Grey. It is a beautiful picture book. If you ever get a chance to look at it, I am sure you would like it:)Keep on dancing:)
And I do hope that you feel better. I forgot to say that earlier!

A. said...

I dance mostly in my head. I'm hugely clumsy, so it is perhaps safer that way. I *wish* I could dance.


A'Jay said...

Gorgeous love... especially the second one... the girl is beautiful and the song divine...ta x

The Sunflower and Ladybird Company said...

I completely agree with your views on dancing. I do also love to dance - Last year I actually did Belly Dancing and danced in a huge production - but it took so much time - see the thing is (with all forms of art) that people do not realise how much effort has to be put in! It is not just work and play because it is beautifull. It is damn hard work! L, Rochelle's comment also sticks with me where she says that there is a speperate person in herself who is always dancing! Bravo!

Aggie said...

I am in a dancing modd too ... a dancing 'cos it's Friday mood. Enjoy!

Tracey-Ann said...

Linda - I would like to present to you the Lemonade Award, your posts are always so uplifting, and you are so generous with your comments for others. I will have posted soon, with all of the rules.

Layla said...

Hey there!
I got your comment on my blog, and wanted to direct you to my email address:
I'd be happy to answer any questions about my Consultations you have for me there!

Look forward to hearing from you!
The Lettered Cottage

Diane Vogel Ferri said...

Thanks for sharing the dance video - it was so joyful it made me cry! thanks too for your kind words. I have "followers" but I don't know how to do that yet or how they came on. I'll visit again - and you can use the essay on my post. diane

CathM said...

What a lovely surprise to pop in and see the 'Dancing Queen' video. I’m an ABBA mega-fan (chuckle)... so, I absolutely love that ad (lol)! Great to see it again here (smile). Hope you feel better soon!


Wonderful Post! Can't help but smile.
I just want to thank you for all the kind words you always send my way. (Of Past and Glory). They are always uplifting, especially lately now that I've become this emotional sponge. Hugs, and I hope you are feeling better these days.



Athelas said...

Dancing really is universal. To quote Jane Austen's Mr. Darcy out of context, "Every savage can dance."

I really like the quotes you have up, especially the one about insanity. I've seen it attributed to many different people, I wonder if its original speaker is not lost in history by now. It really does apply to people in ways we often don't realize right away!

Cat said...

Wonderful video! - Dancing was something I just fell into as a new mother, i would turn the music on and sway to it with the baby - until he fell asleep or I got tired... but dancing is just one of those things that makes you feel so free and alive and my take on it is if you dont feel that way then you must be doing it wrong! hehe

Thanks for your recent comments on my blog - very good to read you, I will be back!

Self-Proclaimed Mistress of Nothing said...

After watching the T-Mobil commercial, I suddenly burst out in tears. I mean... REALLY bawling. It puzzled me for a few minutes. I mean, why would that prompt such an intense reaction from me? Then -- I understood...

All of those people, smiling, dancing, just enjoying being alive -- WOW. How wonderful it would be if life were like that ALL the time. If we could gather as strangers and celebrate the joy of this human experience together.

Thanks so much for sharing. I'm passing it along to many friends elsewhere. :-)

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Hello Linda

That's one of my favourite videos too - dancing at the station, it looks such fun!

I like dancing too - I often pause from blogging and working on the computer to dance to some favourite music such as ZZ Top, to loosen up my neck.

Lovely post - I shall come back and peruse your blog some more!

Cynthia said...

Hi again Linda (my third boogie down visit!), I just wanted to let you know that I tagged you over at Oasis.

Jacqueline Michelle said...

I'm glad you're feeling better. Having the flu is the worst :(

I wish I could dance. Well I mean, I CAN - I just don't have any rhythm :( Haha.

Cherie/ Butterfly Dreamer said...

That video by T Mobile made me smile and laugh out loud.Thanks for sharing.(HUggles)

Mathilde said...

J'aime beaucoup ces deux vidéos de danse. La première est très surprenante, c'est sensationnel. Quel dommage que nous n'ayons pas cette agréable surprise, lorsque nous faisons nos courses !
Quant à la deuxième, c'est rigolo, car j'ai vu ce film récemment "bande à part" de Jean-Luc Godard et je n'ai retenu du film que cette scène de danse !
Merci beaucoup pour votre abonnement de fidélité sur mon blog, ainsi que pour vos gentils messages. Je vous embrasse. Mathilde Primavera.

Mathilde said...

J'aime beaucoup votre choix de ces deux vidéos de danse. La première est tout simplement extraordinaire, j'aimerai bien avoir cette surprise pendant que je fais mes courses ! Quant à la deuxième, c'est rigolo mais j'ai vu récemment le film d'où est tiré cet extrait "bande à part" de Jean-Luc Godard, et de tout le film, je n'ai retenu que cette scène. Lol.
Je vous remercie pour vos jolis gentils commentaires, ainsi que pour votre abonnement de fidélité sur mon blog.
Je vous embrasse.
Mathilde Primavera.

Mathilde said...

je suis tout simplement enchantée par vos deux choix de vidéos ! La première est extraordinaire, un vrai bonheur, j'aimerai bien avoir cette surprise pendant que je fais mes courses.
La deuxième c'est rigolo mais j'ai vu récemment le film "bande à part" de Jean-Luc Godard d'où est tiré cet extrait, et d'ailleurs, je n'ai retenu que cette scène du film ! lol !
Je vous remercie pour vos jolis et sympathiques messages ainsi que pour votre inscription en tant qu'abonné fidèle à mon blog.
Je vous embrasse.
Mathilde Primavera.

leilani said...

LOLOLOL!!!! I love it !!!!!!!

Silver said...

ah- So i find a parallel post i just did here .. so you are one hot mama..i like your spirit! Kitaro and dancing in your head..

not exactly sure if i could see it.. but ..