Friday, June 29, 2012

Five Minute Friday :: Dance

It was my dream as a little green eyed two year old. Larger than life, the poster of the prima ballerina displayed proudly in my toddler room, proclaimed to the world the heart of a dancer. That I would one day dance the Nutcracker, Swan Lake, or some as yet unknown beautiful song on the tips of my toes in those gorgeous pointe shoes.

But the dance He had for me did not lead me down the ballerina road. Fear and trepidation of harsh French instructors on Haitian soil held me back from grasping that dream.

Until twenty years later, when I really learned to dance, not just the dance of plie and releve, the dance of boldness and confidence, the dance of reckless abandon, giving place to the starry eyed two year old dream, locked deeply in my artist soul.

And finally I walked on stage as programs displayed the title, DREAMS DO COME TRUE, as a woman leaping into her childhood soul, playing out the fantasy that may never had come true.....

....if He had not taught me a different dance, the dance of the abandoned soul.

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Angela Fehr said... Best Blogger Tips

It's such a process, learning to be free, to overcome fear. Thanks for sharing this!

Amy Tilson said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so encouraging to know that because a dream wasn't realized in one season of life doesn't mean it won't ever happen.  Keep dancing in boldness!

Denise J. Hughes said... Best Blogger Tips

The dance of the abandoned soul. I absolutely love that! It's the best dance of all!

So beautifully said, my friend.

Lindsey said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks....a lifelong journey learning to dance to the rhythm of HIs heart and not my own alone.

Lindsey said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks, Amy...and thanks for wording it like that...I feel like it is my lifelong lesson to trust in His timing....dancing as He leads.

Lindsey said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you, Angela! And you are IS a process. Some days I feel like I am finally just STARTING to really learn it!!

Cara Sexton said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful, Lindsey. I immediately thought of you when I saw this week's prompt... I know you love dancing and it seemed right up your alley. Your life, too, is a dance worth watching. Love you, friend! 

Lindsey said... Best Blogger Tips

That means so much that you remembered that about me! And you bless my heart with your words. Thankful to know you...for so many reasons!

Emily said... Best Blogger Tips

I absolutely LOVE this post! You spoke the words in my head before I could think them :) 

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, Emily! That makes my writer {and dancer} heart soar! Thank you for stopping over here and for your words!

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