When it feels like home

Today in therapy we discussed how I’d know when the new place feels like home. I’ll know when I dance in the living room with a cup of tea in my hand.

I hate musicals. I hate that people break out into song for no good reason. I hate it when they spring across the floor in fairy style singing about how great life is. I hate it! I see no reason to have girls in big feathery hats kicking in unison or young chaps singing before they go to war about lost love. Stop it! Shut up! Be a man and stop singing like that! I hate musicals. I truly hate them. I love ballet and opera but musicals are not for me. ……

But, I am guilty of dancing alone in my living room. I turn on iTunes and Tracy Chapman, Macy Gray or Anita Baker will come on, and I begin to sway. Next thing you know I’m all but romancing my mug as I soulfully move around my living room.

When I’m comfortable enough to dance alone, when I’m in a good space and I feel the music while enjoying a good cup of tea then I’ll know I’m home. I have good music, I have good tea, eventually I’ll dance.

Me

2 thoughts on “When it feels like home

  1. ma

    Your beautiful swaying reminded me of 2 quotes that came upon my Path in recent weeks:

    Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free. – Rumi

    Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world. – Voltaire

    May you be loved so sweetly in your New Space like never before…and may you be found guilty of more dancin & romancin… :)

    swayin with you ~ ~
    ma

  2. Austin Post author

    Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free. – Rumi

    I like that….. a lot.

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