Saturday, November 3, 2007

dance the night away

Last night I participated in one of my favourite forms of therapy.

I danced my ass off!

I attend this music educator's conference every year. For the past 4 years, one of the companies who displays at this conference put together a killer R&B band, made up mostly of their staff, and throw a great party. The band is made up saxophones, trumpets, trombones, guitar, piano, bass, drums and congas. Steve is one of the trombonists. They play some fantastic music including tunes by Chicago, Stevie Wonder, Joe Cocker - basically a ton of classic R&B and funk tunes. It's upbeat & fun and the band is awesome.

So the past few months have been very busy and stressful. We've been working really hard and other than a great weekend trip to Philadelphia a couple of weeks ago, we haven't had much chance to relax. Something about the music and the atmosphere last night was exactly what I needed to let loose. I danced for 3 hours solid! At one point I looked around the room at all of the smiling faces grooving to the music and I could feel my body relax. No matter how stressed and tired I have been feeling, my life is pretty darn good. I'm healthy, I have great friends & family and a roof over my head. Some days are overwhelming, others frustrating but that's life. Nothing is ever perfect and I don't want it to be. I'm just thankful for what I have and so happy to recognize how lucky I am.

And check out my Steve playing the trombone. He rocks my world.


e-Lizabeth said...

total ass-off dancing is the best therapy.

And...your Steve... Rocks. Out. Loud.

Pel said...

The world needs more Funk and R&B. Real R&B that is.

Glad you were able to relax and let off steam :D

vivian said...

I so need to go dancing more often.
Steve needs to start his own R&B - and yes Pel, REAL R&B :) - so that I have an excuse to hit the dance floor on a regular basis.