how can I still succumb to peer pressure
at this age?
Yet, it seems I have and because of it
I, once again
find myself doing something
I have NO business doing.
Kind of like paddling on the ocean while
being “swimming challenged”
okay, so this is not as dangerous or foolish....
it is definitely as foolish...!
Maybe more so!
So last night,
with very convincing friends
(the same ones that talked me into paddling)
along with this “secret desire” in my heart
(that ultimately fails to occur)
I find myself on a dance floor
with sixty other people
with the same “secret desire”
but for THEM...
it actually appears to be happening.
This is no place I have ever been before,
(or should be for that matter)
I am trying to learn dance moves
I cannot begin to remember,
follow or execute.
It is soon very apparent
that holy crap....I SUCK...
Not that I didn’t already know this
but I thought maybe,
something magical might happen
Michael Jackson’s spirit would over take me
and I would be sliding across the floor
as if on the moon.
hmmm...not so much!
The moon in my mind, maybe!
It is a call to “Thrill the World”
on Halloween night.
Where we will supposedly dance
this very complicated number down
main street for Fright Night...
Because I am so in love with the idea
I am torn between giving up the “secret”desire
or giving up every hour of my life
for the next three weeks...
to be a part of it!
Like most people my age,
we grew up with MJ
(I thought I would actually marry him...
which is more ironic then my trying to
learn his dance moves)
I loved his genius and brilliance
and was sympathetic
towards his social challenges,
seeing him at times
just too bright for this world!
So why wouldn’t I want to
for a minute in time
honor him, be him, move like him?
Well pretty sure none
of THAT is going to happen...
and after my friend,
tattled on me to the instructor
(who is adorable and super talented)
that I wasn’t coming back
she said, I couldn’t leave,
and to just have fun!
Soooo, I guess
there will be no sneaking off
to the lobby NOW
and I am going to just
have to learn how to dance for the first time
in my life...
if you don’t hear from me for awhile?
I will be doing my booty bounce swim,
my zombie march,
my roar and claw
and my favorite “waz up.”
I won’t be THRILLING the World
or even Havasu
but hopefully my friends will be
cause I tried to learn something
I, again, have no business doing...
but if I can paddle on an ocean
that I am terrified of ending up in...
at least here?
I won’t drown
or encounter a shark.)
And the worst that can happen...?
is I might look really dumb
while having fun!
So what the hell...here it goes!
I will let you know!
Check it out...www.thrilltheworld.com