Dance Like No One Is Watching - 060323
Work like you don’t need the money, love like you’ve never
been hurt, and dance like no one is watching.
~ Satchel Paige
Dance when no one is watching.
~ Andrew Weitzen
Someone is always watching.
~ Sheldon Weitzen
My Dad used to say, "You are never alone. Someone is always watching."
After college, I was living in Manhattan in a studio apartment
with a large window in the back. Across from me, lived a woman.
Her bedroom window, which faced mine, had some horizontal, narrow blinds,
with gaps between them. In the gray, flickering light of a TV, you
could not see through well enough to make out details, but you could
tell what was going on. She was dancing around naked.
When I was in college and had the house to myself, usually late at night,
I used to do the same thing, with a little bit more clothes on.
Out in public, I don't know whether it is better to dance like no is watching,
or like everyone is watching, but one thing I found helpful is to watch
yourself on video.
After getting over the initial shock of realizing that I don't look like a
movie star, and getting over the embarrassment of seeing what I really do
look like, I found the video to be a great learning tool.
There is nothing like dancing when you think no one is watching.
Give it a try and try recording yourself on video while you are doing it.