“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
When I was younger, my sisters and I would have a dance-party while doing the dishes. There’s be a washer, a rinser, a dryer, and a put-things-away-er…we’d turn up the music and dance. You know what it’s like to be a younger sibling and look up in awe of your older siblings and think, “Oh to be like them one day.” We’d break it down.
We were good at breakin’ it down.
Mom would come home from working at the hospital as a physiotherapist. It was the 90s so she’d usually be wearing a cute little checkered shirt tucked in her waist-high jeans. She’d come in that kitchen and laugh at her dancing girls.
“Such talent,” she’d say.
And we’d keep shakin’ our little tushes. Funny when I think back on it now. We must have looked utterly rediculous, but it put that beautiful, wide smile on our mother’s face, so of course we’d keep doing it.
It’s not a new thing, to be broken and torn. A close friend once told me that those moments are the catalysts for creating some form of beauty.
I showed this vid to mom over breakfast. She “ooo’d” and “awww’d”. Then she suggested its title “Budapest and Boardwalks”. And I saw that lovely smile, weary, a little roughened round the edges, slightly older but no less bright. I stood proudly over my creation.
You can call this art; call it shit. I don’t care.
Mom was taken to the hospital a few hours later. She’s got this thing called AML. Lots of people have it. BUT just because a lot of people have it, it doesn’t mean I’m any less human or don’t hurt as much as those people do.
So, I made a vid wearing my mom’s favourite shirt and I danced on Canada Day. It makes me happy to know…that it’s there for those who will smile when they see it.
Us happy people gotta stick together.
I depend heavily on my family and my friends who I ask to submit anything on happiness, motivation, how they find it all in the name of life and being able to live it. I am very grateful to them for their participation. If you’d like to do so please…drop me a line.~FindingFelicityFor more music from MrRevillz please click here. For more George Ezra please click here.