Should I Dance??

Well, I told my girlfriend I would give it a try.  She wants us to learn to Shag.  It looks like an easy enough dance.  My problem is I gave up dancing because for some reason I’m not real talented at it.  I can play drums and did so for some thirty years, so it’s not a co-ordination thing. 

I think what has me kind of leery at this point in my life is that I’m sixty and haven’t considered attempting hot footing around the dance floor since I was sixteen.  Why, you say, don’t you give it another try now?

Okay, here it is.  I went to a local club with my girlfriend where a beach music style band was playing one evening and the music was great.  But to watch a bunch of people my age dance like they were sixteen made me push my little plate of food away from me and stick to the beer.  I needed more beer just to make these people look like they were close to good.

To watch an old woman with breasts that could be tucked into her jeans isn’t so adoring.  Nor is an old man whose testicles probably are keeping time with the music against his knee caps as he swings and sways to the beat.  Now this picture I have here doesn’t resemble the people I just described, but you can imagine that some forethought needed be considered before they looked like they needed worming. 

So, should I make that attempt?  Maybe so, but please let me look more sophisticated.   I don’t want to embarrass my girlfriend.

About Jim

I'm a 72 yr old guy, who had worked in Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune for 28 yrs and now retired as of 31 Dec 16. I've worked in medical records, Health Benefits Department, Billing, the IT department and retired as the Personnel Security Manager for the hospital. I'm a musician and Corvette enthusiast. Yes, I have had two. I traded my second Corvette for a Harley Davidson Fat Boy mid-summer 2019. I've already ridden about seven thousand miles. I'm also searching for a fresh new outlook on life with new spiritual insight among other things. I was ordained a minister on 20190202. I've become certified with the American Chaplaincy Association through Aidan University in June '21. I've found that with the unconditional love of my companion, Libby Rowe life is complete through God. She's a beautiful, vibrant, giving woman who gives her all in everything she puts her mind to do. She and I married on 24 July 2015. She was ordained in February 2022. She has a blog too called Under a Carolina Moon. Give it a visit.
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2 Responses to Should I Dance??

  1. lifeunderacarolinamoon says:

    Come on!! Shake a leg with me baby!! 🙂

  2. Scott says:

    That description is hilarious!

    Dance, by all means! Everyone in the world can dance, it’s an inborn human ability. Dancing is simply moving to music. All the types of dances–waltz, tango, ballet, square, jig, etc. etc., these just arose so people could one-up on each other (“I know how to do the _____, and you don’t!”)

    Moving to music, however one moves, is dancing–it’s that simple!

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