Saturday, October 22, 2005

Dancing Sense

Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
Clive James (b.1939)

The safety net that catches us when we fall is our capacity to laugh. Things of tragic importance, one moment, become food for our funny bone with just a space of time added to the mix. Humor is a great balancing pole. And it leaves such a pleasant sensation behind.
Common sense should always prevail and lend music, of the right tempo, for dancing senses to take control and get us past the weighty times, when carrying any more is impossible without a re-charge. Laughter revamps our systems. Even the passive act of simply hearing someone else's mirth leaves us lighter spirited. We need not even know what inspired it, to be touched by its magic fingers.
Laughter is a great energy gage, automatically adding vitality or releasing pent up nerves, whatever the occasion desires. When our senses dance little explosions of delight go off in perfect synch all over our bodies. Reveling in it just makes good common sense. Without humor it would be all too easy to slip into senselessness, and that makes no sense at all.
Dance when you get invited, or sway to the music of someone else's song. Dance with a group if possible, or alone when the urge comes upon you. Dance with gusto. Dance with joy. Dance... Dance... Dance...