Tuesday: Time For Dance, Time For Tears

16 Jul

“Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.”
― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience
I danced in the kitchen today. I haven’t danced in the kitchen in over a year. It’s been a crappy year. I used to crank up “Los Lonely Boys,” or “Mambo Kings,” or even some classic Broadway show tunes while baking massive quantities of Christmas cookies or just cleaning out the fridge. I would work a little, dance a little, sing a little.

“West Side Story” was my cd of choice today. I was singing, snapping my fingers, and dancing while packing up boxes in the pantry. Finally, I was moving on, moving forward, moving out. Then, the music came to a sudden halt.

The contract on the purchase of my house was terminated, and I had to terminate my option to buy my dream house. My friend/realtor, Linda Grossman, who has gone above and beyond to try and get my house sold and get me into a great house of my own, came over to break the news to me personally. She knew I’d be devastated, so we sat down and had a couple of Black Russians to ease the pain.

I called my sister afterwards, and told her my story about dancing in the kitchen and then about my disappointment. She had some very wise words of advice. She said, “Don’t stop dancing in the kitchen!”

Tomorrow, I’ll keep on keeping on. Tomorrow, I’m going to sing and dance in the kitchen.



5 Responses to “Tuesday: Time For Dance, Time For Tears”

  1. Yoshiko July 16, 2014 at 3:35 am #




  2. mckinneylifephotos July 16, 2014 at 3:40 am #

    So sorry for your disappointment. I agree with your sister though…KEEP ON DANCING GIRL!!! One of these nights, I’m gonna come over for one of those Black Russians! 🙂

    • toniandrukaitis July 16, 2014 at 4:01 am #

      I will keep on dancing and you are welcome for a Black Russian anytime.

  3. Melinda July 16, 2014 at 4:37 am #

    Dancing in the Kitchen sounds like a great title for a book… 😉

    • toniandrukaitis July 16, 2014 at 4:58 am #

      And perhaps it shall. I just have to keep dancing. Thanks.

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