I was watching "Dancing with the Stars" last night (crying like the dork that I am when they do well) and loved it when one of the celeb dancers said that dance should become our National Health Care Plan.
I have spent the last year and a half falling madly in love with dance at Rhythm and Motion (visit www.cincinnatiballet.com). Heather Britt (and Susan and Alena and Rachel) have provided me a home for movement and wellness that has allowed me to take my Pilates-strong body and move it joyously, each week learning a new song and practicing 9 others.
In fact, when I had the bad luck to get fast-onset double vision last year, the doctor was a little under-concerned about how much this might effect my day-to-day life.
So I grabbed his arm dramatically and said, "But Doctor, I'm a dancer!"
And I am. When I move on the Reformer or in a yoga class or in a dance studio, I am a dancer. And when I put a few words together on a page, I am a writer. And when I reach out to someone in need, I am a friend. And when I vote, I am a citizen.
We are what we do. And if you just do it - you are it.
So be a dancer today. Or a friend. Or a writer.
Or register to vote and be a citizen.
Whatever you do - do it.
And be well.