Nature’s Gentle Dance

The trees in our neighborhood are enormous. A magnolia in the yard behind us stands at least 40′ tall and the black oak? (like I know trees) next door is at least 30 feet. We have no trees in our backyard but they are shaded by the neighbors trees.

On this quiet morning inside, I catch sight of the wind ruffling through a tree a couple of houses down. First, the leaves do a slow dance and then the tempo of the wind picks up swirling them to the twist or the jerk (60’s anyone?) or any dance that moves every part of their green shapes. How do they even stay on the tree!

Then all is still.

I wasn’t allowed to go to dances when I was growing up. An archaic notion of our church that has since changed. But I grew up with music and it’s rhythm. I know the movements as a piece goes from andante to allegro, when the volume builds to a crescendo. I am moved by particularly rhythmic pieces. The building of the timpani drums celebrated with a cymbal crash at the end or a singer who sings with his or her whole being. Clearly, that’s why I’m drawn to Bono of U2. He doesn’t have the best voice but all of him sings.

You might think I’m more emotive in church but often I sit quiet watching as I do the leaves. Sometimes the music of the church moves me to the point all I can do is still myself outwardly because the feeling is so deep inside. Maybe I should have been allowed to dance.

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11 thoughts on “Nature’s Gentle Dance

  1. We were allowed to dance either. Now? You have to tie me down!!!

    Always enjoy your thoughts and meditations. HOW ARE YOU TWO DOING?

    xo Susan Chamberlain Shipe | http://www.hopehearthome.com amazon.com/author/susanshipe

    On Tue, Jul 14, 2020 at 7:10 AM Debby Hudson, creative wrote:

    > Debby posted: ” The trees in our neighborhood are enormous. A magnolia in > the yard behind us stands at least 40′ tall and the black oak? (like I know > trees) next door is at least 30 feet. We have no trees in our backyard but > they are shaded by the neighbors trees. ” >

    1. Hi
      Very interesting it topic. I can understand. You help other peoples. You stand beside other necessary people your’s shaded by the neighborhood.
      I like.

    2. Susan, I LOVE that now you dance! If anyone could get me to dance in public I think it would be you! We are both well and very thankful for that!

  2. Yep, same here. Dances were disapproved of in our church, but my parents did allow me to attend them anyway. But even so, I’ve always been too self-conscious to really dance much but inside I’m dancing like crazy.

    1. So your parents were rebels! 😉 As mine were the pastors I didn’t stand a chance. I’m with you in that I’m definitely dancing on the inside. Maybe that’s where it counts most.

  3. Another especially good post. Thanks!

    1. Tom, I can’t picture you as a dancer which seems odd to me. Guess I just always think of you with drumsticks in your hands. Someone had to set the beat and you did it well!

  4. Hi
    Very nice & Very Knowledgeable post.
    Iam so happy.
    Thanks.

      1. Thank you so much.
        I too glad

  5. Very nice

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