The Choreography of Our Life

There are shortcuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them. - Vicki Baum
There are shortcuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them. - Vicki Baum | Source
Life may not be the party that we hoped for… But while we’re here, we should dance.
Life may not be the party that we hoped for… But while we’re here, we should dance.

It's difficult to choreograph “the perfect life.” Don’t you notice at times that going through your life is often very similar to the steps taken in a dance routine? When we make decisions, our steps may be long and sweeping. We may pause and struggle with doubt. We may find ourselves in a kind of Tango.

During our graceful moments, when we're flowing, and our movements are fluid, life may be more like a Ballet.


Wanna dance with the faerie?
Wanna dance with the faerie? | Source
To dance with enchanted abandon, find your music. Wanna dance?
To dance with enchanted abandon, find your music. Wanna dance? | Source



In imperfect moments, we usually falter and stumble. From there, we can pick ourselves up and move forward with reclaimed adventure. We might tap our feet, our dance steps feeling the way of our path as we engage in the Shuffle.

At times, adventure finds us or our hearts fill with promise and enthusiasm. Our eager heart chambers thumps vibrantly like drums. Our hips swaying with ease during this experience which is like that of the Hula.

When the flame of adventure has dimmed, and we're enjoying the peace of the slow burn and the swaying breeze, our life grooves to the easy flow of Reggae.

Even with lead feet, a lack of innate rhythm, or muscles which have fallen out of practice, there is always a dance in our lives of which we're an intrinsic part. Angela Monet has stated the belief that those who couldn't “hear the music” think the dancers to be insane. No one needs to understand your path but you.

Our styles are our own. By appreciating the twists, turns, ups and downs that result from the decisions we make and the paths we choose to take in our lives, we can begin to take control, create our very own choreography and dance freely.


2012 July, Moira G Gallaga©

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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City

I like the way you associate things in life to that of a dance, and the way you've written this hub demonstrates that you fully understand the swaying flow of it all.

Yes indeed life is a dance in many ways, and it is precious as well as tender, and for us human many of us simply need to understand how to play and roll with the tunes that God provides for us to get into step with it all.

Once we fall out of step, like missing a key rhythm of the waltz or a salsa swing we definitely fall off, and out of place, but the cool thing about life also is we can all jump back in turn with the electric slide of things, LOL.

Awesome hub voted up and getting shared elsewhere, and lovely images moiragallaga. Oh so smooth!


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Cyndi10 4 years ago from Georgia

This was a wonderful analogy. I love dance of any kind and to have compared it so accurately to the various dance forms made this piece very cleaver and interesting. You have a beautiful selection of photos to mirror your prose. Thoroughly enjoyed this. Voted up.


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B Lucy 4 years ago from Podunk, Virginia

What a beautiful hub to greet me this Sunday morning!! Beautifully written and the photography complements your words perfectly!


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

A great approach....love the unique way you wrote about introspection and one's life. Well done! I love unique writings with a different slant on things, and not just the same old regurgitated stuff.


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mecheshier 4 years ago

Fabulous Hub. Amazing pics and well written text. Thank you so much for sharing. Voted up for awesome.


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moiragallaga 4 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal Author

Cloudexplorer, thanks for your insight. That is particularly true about life, we may fall out of synch at times but we could always choose to jump back in. The opportunity is always there and it just depends on us to keep on "dancing" so to speak.


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moiragallaga 4 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal Author

cyndi10, I love dance as well. It is a beautiful way to express yourself, whether through a set choreography as epitomized by traditional dance forms or creative dance where you just let the music consume you and let rip. Since much of our expression, whether through written work or song is anchored by our life experiences, I felt that dance would have such a connection as well. Thank you for your comments.


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moiragallaga 4 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal Author

B Lucy and mechesier, I appreciate your wonderful comments and compliments. I'm glad you found the post and the photos beautiful and awesome. It's always nice when the text and the photos complement each other quite well, it's a challenge whenever I put together a hub. Thanks.


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moiragallaga 4 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal Author

billybuc, I'm flattered by your compliment. I always try to make an effort to find a unique way of expressing my thoughts, ideas or feelings. Unique analogies is one of the methods I like to use. Based on your comment, I'm relieved to know that my attempt with this hub worked out fine. Thank you.


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Abluesfornina 4 years ago

There is a lot of motion going on in this write. I appreciate the dance and glad to wake up to a new one everyday, challenges and all as you so creatively related. Enjoyed this hub!

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