Day 272 – Listening
I was hand-sewing costumes today. Black thread on black fabric for 4 1/2 hours straight! I’m sure for some people that’s nothing…but being a complete beginner, I was thrilled to take up the challenge and ended satisfied and a bit dazed. Alexis works in the costume shop too. She’s a student of Rockhurst, a speech pathology major. She suggested I dance to Benny Goodman today. I loved that suggestion.
I have strong ties to his music from my childhood when my father would play his records. My dad also played this kind of music as a big-band musician. 30 years ago today was his last day in earthly shackles. I just put that together! It’s amazing what I hear when I truly listen! Daddy, this one’s for you!
Mark and I had a wonderful dance to Spring Song by Benny Goodman. The dance is totally improvised – but there are some basic structures we follow to help us listen to each other more easily. Enjoy. We did.