Let’s Dance


And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.  – Friedrich Nietzsche

It’s easy to believe in war and injustice

in greed and corruption

in hatred and prejudice and violence.

It’s harder to believe in equity and justice and unity and peace.

But once upon a time…

Slavery was the norm – nobody thought it unreasonable that one human being own another.

Everybody believed women were inferior to men.

White people were genuinely thought to be superior to everyone else.

Appendicitis was usually a death sentence…

The thought of human beings flying was ludicrous and nobody had ever dreamed people all over the world could communicate almost instantaneously…

All change happens because at the very, very start someone believes it is possible.

We see what we believe so if we believe something is possible then we will search and search until we find the way to make it a reality – for better or worse.

So – while peace, love, understanding, equity, and justice might not be that easy to envisage, the first step in attaining any of those things is to believe they are attainable.  Strain your ears until you hear the music and then – dance…

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14 comments on “Let’s Dance

  1. sufilight says:

    Again you did it: made me catch my breath – I am sensitive to life messages that I know if listened to will make a difference in our lives and that of the planet. I am sharing in Facebook!

  2. granbee says:

    What if we strained our ears and danced until the whole world joined in?

  3. SidevieW says:

    the brave believe and then make it happen

    lovely post

    • While I am not a big rugby fan (as in not at all a fan!) unlike my husband, children and most people who live around here – I have always liked the motto of the Munster rugby team – “To the brave and the faithful – nothing is impossible.”

  4. Amy says:

    Wonderful. Thank you ~ and I will pass this post along! Happy dancing 🙂

  5. nrhatch says:

    Wonderful post, Trish!

    And great song. I love Elvis Costello. 😀

  6. ElizOF says:

    Inviting shot… 🙂

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