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Spontaneous, unfettered dancing vital to wellbeing.

by favepeep on August 3, 2011   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr


My mom would occasionally start singing and dancing in a grocery store or other public place and extend her hand to me. As a teenager, I let her take my hand and went through the motions of dancing, but until I was an adult (and repeated this behavior), I didn't appreciate how important and life-affirming it is to be playful and silly. I now know that these are some of the most important moments that make up a life.

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