All Jazzed Up

I was invited to dance today. I don’t always get to dance when the class is invited to perform because sometimes — like today — there is only room for a few dancers and others in the class are more experienced than I am, but today I was given a turn, and oh! What a joy! Of all the surprises life has thrown at me in recent years, the most surprising is this love of dancing and the privilege of being taught by a professional dancer who has studied with many famous dance teachers in Hollywood, Las Vegas, Australia and Hawaii, and who is willing to pass on that knowledge to both the promising young and the unpromising mature. (Unpromising because of age, not enthusiasm. None of us adults will ever be prima ballerinas, nor we will ever wear toe shoes, though perhaps we — meaning me — might eventually be able to point our toes in a dancerly way.)

We didn’t wear fancy costumes today, but we looked jazzy all the same. BTW, in case you don’t recognize me, I’m the second from the left with the page boy hairdo.

Let’s boogie!



Pat Bertram is the author of the suspense novels Light Bringer, More Deaths Than One, A Spark of Heavenly Fire, and Daughter Am I. Bertram is also the author of Grief: The Great Yearning, “an exquisite book, wrenching to read, and at the same time full of profound truths.” Connect with Pat on Google+. Like Pat on Facebook.

16 Responses to “All Jazzed Up”

  1. Wanda Says:

    You are truly glowing! That’s a great look on you, happiness. I say do whatever you have to do to keep that glow about you. From my heart to your heart…you deserve this glow.

  2. Mildred Gordon Says:

    Wish I could have seen you having fun! Enjoy!

  3. Paula Kaye Says:

    What a great picture!

  4. rami ungar the writer Says:

    Oh, you look great, Pat! Was anyone filming your performance? If so, you should post the video here!

  5. cicy rosado Says:

    oh my eyes were closed darn it!

  6. Constance Says:

    We did have a good time. Like having you dancing with us. I thought our costumes were appropriate for the function
    You look great in the photo. As usual I did not photograph well, and my hat was on to far back on my head.
    Thank you for the cute Christmas Tree.

  7. Ree` Edwards Says:

    Oh nuts! I’m so far behind on here sometimes I wonder if I’ll ever get caught up! Took a ‘time out’ to check and see what was happening and this was the first one I decided to look at. You look AMAZING, (like your hair too, kind of ‘sassy’ looking.)
    Remember waaaay back when I told you dancing was the way I treated my stress — maybe not, been awhile back now, BUT told you it was fun. Not to mention one of the best cardio work outs that one can truly enjoy. I haven’t been for awhile and it shows… got more weight around the middle and not liking that even a little bit!
    Soon as I answer a few more (long overdue) letters will get back and try to catch up with you.

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