Saturday, October 17, 2009

The Dance

Recently, in a televised modern dance competition in China - a very unique couple won one of the top prizes and received the longest standing ovation.

She was a dancer, who had trained since she was a child. Tragically, she lost her entire right arm in an accident and fell into a state of depression; so she decided to coach a children's dancing group. From that point on, she realized she could not forget dancing. She still loved to dance and wanted to dance again. She tried to do some of her former routines but without her arm she had difficulty maintaining balance. She practiced strenuously and developed a dance routine - always dancing alone in her studio.

He was not a dancer. He lost a leg in an accident and he had fallen into a deep state of depression. They met - and her goal immediately became to help him become positive about life again. She taught him to dance and in her studio they danced together and developed a routine as their lives and friendship became closer.

Their life together, behind the closed doors of the dance studio - was one creativity, challenge, determination, practice and sometimes failure.Their focus was on doing what others said would be impossible..
Several times it became so difficult and frustrating for them that they gave up, broke up.
But life alone, without each other, brought them back together again and they became even more determined to perfect a dance routine to a point where they might try to dance outside the studio to see what friends and family thought about what they were doing all that time inside the studio.

Their friends and family were so supportive they encouraged the couple to enter a dance competition, which they finally agreed to do. Only later did they realize the competition was to be televised locally. We will now see the first - and to date only televised performance of their dance.......

Peeps, this goes to show you that some of us feel sorry for ourselves because we are not perfect, have flaws. Others excel in their imperfections and inspire all of us regardless of their flaws. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if, before we shuck this human bondage, we inspired someone to greatness? It hasn’t happened to me yet, but then I ain’t through with my life, either. Watch out world, Coffeypot is a coming…

6 comments:

Secretia said...

That's quite a video and story.

Sarge Charlie said...

that is amazing

fabooboo said...

Awesome and made me cry.

Coffeypot said...

Secetia and Sarge, it is amazing.

fabooboo, when are you going to start blogging again. Can't read you if ya don't write.

Daffy said...

...I always knew there was some softness in there.

Thanks, needed that today

Coffeypot said...

Daffy, in where? In me? Only the softness in my head. No! Wait! Uh...okay, the only softness in me is my head.