Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The slow tango

I can't remember one tango class in which a pertinent and hella timely life lesson didn't arise in the line of dance practice.

Tonight, as I stood facing my partner, sidled up in the close embrace, and eventually moving through space, my footwork was not lingering enough, wasn't hanging in the moments and musicality.

"Don't rush it," my instructor said. "Make him wait a bit. Don't make it easy. Tango is about playing hard to get..."

And, it was a good lesson for this little moi - because (ala Tom Petty) 'The waiting is the hardest part.'

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