Life’s a Dance; The Time of My Life

I am linking up for the Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung on her blog Heading Home. Today’s prompt is “Dance.” Write for five minutes; unedited.

One of my all-time favorite movies is the movie “Dirty Dancing.” (“Nobody puts Baby in a corner!”) I think especially of the scene when Patrick Swayze’s character Johnny Castle is trying to teach Baby how to do a lift. They dance in the lake to help her feel the movement of the dance. At the end of the movie, my favorite is the very end when the song “Time of my life” is playing and Baby finally leaps into Johnny’s arms.

I am not a great dancer, but I do love me a good dance party! I remember when I was a teenager and my mom and her good friend Karen were teaching me to dance. My dance partner was my sister Andrea’s huge stuffed dog named “Wrinkles.” I held onto Wrinkle’s hands and my Mom’s friend Karen taught me how to dance a two step. As we listened to the music, she would show me which way to move with my partner. Too bad my partner was not a real human though.

Dancing also makes me think about the many songs that are out there about dancing. The first one that popped into my head was an old school John Michael Montgomery song “Life’s a Dance.” The words to this song always make me think about how life really is a dance. The words go like this “Life’s a dance, sometimes you lead, sometimes you follow; don’t worry about what you don’t know; life’s a dance, you learn as you go!”

Oh how true…life is indeed a dance! Life is a dance…and sometimes that dance happens in the sunshine, but sometimes that dance happens in the rain. I am reminded of the quote where it says “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s learning to dance in the rain.”

And knowing that life is a dance, I choose to dance the night away; having the time of my life just like Baby and Johnny did in that final scene in Dirty Dancing!