There is an ideal point when I'm dancing where it feels like I'm carried upon waves. This is one of the most healing things for me at any time.

This used to be all too contingent upon music, people around me, alcohol consumed. I'm getting back to the point where it's all about the pure joy of movement, of motion, of using every muscle to its full extension, of expression.

To all who think I'm starting to dance more than usual--this is what used to be "normal" for me. May it be normal for me again.

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Dance, for me, is a sort of spirituality. Just like you said; it's all about the pure joy of movement, of motion.. -and to me; it's also about physically manifesting the music I'm so enjoying. I'm pretty sure that's why I'm as absorbed in dance as I am. I dance to vent, I dance as therapy -equivalent to a hot bath, I dance to express happiness, I dance to express passion. I think if we couldn't express in some way, we'd combust!

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I know what you mean about the physical manifestation of the music--expressing that through one's body. I'm not surprised that you understand!

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I used to feel like that, but lately when I go out I have to almost force myself to dance. It stinks.

Maybe tonight will be different. Maybe the muse will grace me with the desire again, but I'm not holding my breath.

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It's been a long time since it's been like this for me. I think I'm rediscovering how to get into that place. Of course, finding the nights with the right music to get me there doesn't hurt.

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I'm going to start taking salsa lessons.

Yes, I know it's not goth :P so sue me.

I wanna go shake my money-maker with cute latino boys.

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I have a secret weakness for certain Ricky Martin tunes, but don't tell anyone. ;-)

And hey, dance is fun, doesn't matter what kind!

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It doesn't always happen for me, but yes, there are most definitely times when I lose myself in the act of dancing. Happens in various degrees, of course -- I usually won't bother dancing unless there's a certain degree of it, but the full-on experience isn't all that common. Once in a while, though, I get to what feels like a near-transcendental state, movement and music and self being one...

Yeah, that's why I started going out to the club. And why I kinda regret not being in as good of shape as I used to be... even though lately (for the last year or two) I've been being so distracted by the novelty of the whole being social thing that I don't dance nearly as much as I used to, way back when.... ah well. :)

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I'm surprised how easy it's been to get into that state lately. Dancing used to be my prime form of release in my early 20s--maybe revisiting that era has brought me back full circle to this too. Damn, I didn't realize how much I missed it.
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