I hope you dance, at least some of the time

“. . . when you get the choice to sit it out or dance | I hope you dance . . .”

From “I Hope You Dance,” written by Mark D. Sanders and Tia Sillers, performed by Lee Ann Womack

Some neighbourhood kids came up with a fun activity. They posted two scarecrows on their lawn with a sign:

“You must dance within the guards (scarecrows) or you will be TICKLED by the guards. If you can’t think of a dance, do the chicken dance. From someone. Ha ha ha ha ha!”

My son and his girlfriend stopped during their walk and danced.

My husband and I danced.

I have to admit that I didn’t dance every time I passed the sign. I go by it every day on my walk, twice.

But I did dance, at least some of the time.

It felt great.

9 thoughts on “I hope you dance, at least some of the time

  1. marianbeaman

    Well, Arlene, as you know Mennonites don’t dance. Ha!

    Because I didn’t learn the moves in girlhood, I’m not particularly coordinated now. That didn’t keep me from doing a happy dance when the ARC copies of my memoir arrived or when I hear lilting music, like now listening to your video. Thanks, heaps, for the cheer-up in this world of woe. Happy Tuesday to you, my friend.

  2. roughwighting

    I love this idea and I wish we had scarecrows in our neighborhood. I love to dance. That’s not saying I’m good at it but it doesn’t matter. I would dance by the scarecrows every time. I even dance in the grocery store aisles – well I used to back when I shopped in grocery stores. 😳 💃🏻

    1. Arlene Somerton Smith Post author

      Remember when shopping for groceries was an activity we didn’t have to mentally and physically gird ourselves for? Ah, those were the days. When they return, maybe I WILL dance in the aisles. 😀


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