Friday, June 29, 2012

Carried Away

Five-Minute Friday : Dance


When I was a little girl, tucked safely in the heart of big, loving Italian family I was a "world famous" dancer. I danced with Uncles, cousins, my Daddy - anyone who was willing to bend low and take the hands of rather short Ginger Rogers. As soon as the music began, I was off and running.

Something happened when I stepped outside that warm circle though. The shyness that is so much a part of me shoved that little dancer off center stage and took right over. I cried so hard when my bewildered mother took me to my first ballet lesson, we just turned around and went home. I never stopped dancing, but I let that timidity keep me from realizing a dream that seemed to come with me at birth.

There is a southern gospel song that talks about the shy ones among us. You know the ones. We feel so much in our hearts that never makes it to the surface. The dance and the outward expression of all that joy stays buried unable to make an outward show.

But as the song says : "I'm gonna let the glory roll when the roll is called in glory. I'm gonna get beside myself when I get beside the King that day. I'm gonna have the time of my life when the time of my life is over. I'm gonna get carried away when I get carried away."*

Yup - some day I'm gonna dance down streets of gold - and I won't car who is watching.


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Five Minute Friday

*"When I Get Carried Away" Phil Cross and Carol Cross English

Here's the first verse:

Well I don't know why I've become a little shy
When I get around a whole lot of people,
And I can't figure out why I never can shout
About the love that floods my soul.
I must confess, I can't express the feelings deep
     inside me,
The things I know and cannot show one day will