Saturday, October 17, 2015

Dance Like No One Is Watching..

Yesterday we had a dance night at office after work. Well if you haven't already figured then let me tell you that I haven't danced in like FOREVER. I used to love dancing. I have spent considerable time learning classical dance and I have even performed in front of the audience. When I look back and think about it even I feel surprised. Anyway lets not digress. As always I had decided to scoot off early because I hate justifying and giving excuses..

A friend walked up to me and dragged me to the event and even convinced me to be there as a spectator. I went there like a true sport with just the intention of being a spectator. Once the event started I found myself on the dance floor. I have to be honest it wasn't the worst idea. After a while I really enjoyed myself. It was dark with disco lights and the music wasn't my favorite but I danced for 2 hours straight. I was not in sync, I jumped a lot I think for some reason, I could barely sing those songs bot nothing really mattered.

I have to be really honest here - It felt great. It was a good call. I never thought I had it in me to be like this and more so because there was no alcohol involved. There was a time when I used to drink and dance like crazy and that is a closed chapter for me. It was our regular Friday ritual to hit the bar (Firangi Pani) by 6, drink till 8-9 and then dance till 11.. I was 22 then and things change when you grow up. I am in a different set up now with a different set of "things to do". I have long runs planned for the weekend. I barely get past my first drink now. I am always conscious about my health and all that jing bang.


There are days when you don't care who is watching or judging you. You just want to flush things out of your system and for that you need cut loose from your surroundings. I had been holding on to a lot of things. Mostly trivial stuff and the whole episode felt like a divine intervention..
I know I am being a little dramatic here but that's how we roll here. Ok?

Ciao..
Eby- I know we have an unfinished dance performance but then we have another 50 years to strike it off. Hopefully things will change by then.

8 comments:

  1. :) This post reminded me of the lecture by SRK in Edinburgh: "Being brave means being shit scared all the way to the party but getting there and doing the Funky Chicken in front of all your teenage kid’s friends anyway. Let me just add on behalf of all the fathers of the world who have embarrassed their children by doing this…it takes a lot of bravery resolve and grit to do this. - See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/shah-rukh-khans-speech-university-of-edinburgh-bollywood/?SocialMedia#sthash.eYZY65T7.dpuf" (I hope the link comes through)

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    1. What a lovely speech. I just finished reading this and loved it. I am his fan since 1995 when I saw DDLJ.. :)

      I am going to fwd it to all my friends. Thanks for sharing this!
      Yes, I am trying to be a little careless about my presence these days.. Letting myself go every now and then is another thing that I need to learn. All in good time..

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    1. Oh Yeah. I was just thinking of that performance (Blindfold one) while writing this.

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  3. kya ho gaya he aapko?? jitna aap sochti ho utni old nahi hui he aap... go out and do things which you used to love :P :P

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    1. @Jai - This post is more like a reminder :).. I will start doing that !!

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  4. I dont think there should be DAYS.. Every day and ANY DAY should be like that , go and do what pleases you the most and then worry about what others willl sayy :)

    Bikram's

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    1. @Bikram - Spot on! I am trying to implement this :)

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