I danced on Friday night.
I had friends come over and we played. We played games, talked shit and we laughed. We laughed until our sides ached, our cheeks red with mirth, we were breathless and yet we still laughed.
Then we sang songs, songs with meaning, songs that touched us and gave us hope. We sang songs with feeling that reach deep and warmed us from the inside out, brightening our faces and relaxing our souls.
Then I danced. And danced and danced and danced. The music was inside me, lifting me up, taking me far away. Washing the stress from my mind and body, I danced to forget, I danced because I couldn’t not. I danced because I wanted to, more than anything in the world.
I was alone, my friends gone, my family asleep, my turtle my only witness. Throwing my arms limply, my feet tripping to the rhythm, the beat an extension of my heart, sending shivers through my veins, bringing them to life, making me one with the music, setting me free, if just for a while.