Saturday, June 05, 2010

Link Arms and Dance

I mentioned last week that I am putting a new character into a book that is basically finished. I know what it is I want to do, so I’m not having to sweat the action too much. But I am up against the deadline now and trying to power my way through, so the rest of my life is currently on hold.

Which is my excuse for having not spent a lot of time thinking about what I’m going to write for this blog today. Instead I’m going to share a couple of important realizations that have struck me recently.

My husband Don is an old* movie aficionado, and we have two-person film festivals at our house with some regularity. This week we re-watched all the Godfather movies over three nights. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve seen these movies. They are like any great art in that they can be indulged in over and over again and you can find something new and profound in them every time. This time I noticed that in Godfather II, Michael’s bodyguard is also his valet. The man serves Michael tea while they are traveling on a train, and then goes off to commit a murder for his boss. I think that it would be very handy to have your own personal valet/assassin. That’s when you’d know you’ve really made it.

My second and more important revelation came yesterday. I was relating to Don the latest email I’d received from my sister who is traveling in Europe. She and her husband had just gone through Sarajevo, and she made it sound like a beautiful and haunted place.

“I went through there on the train in ’69,” Don told me. “In fact, I think that’s where I saw the people dancing on the platform.”
A family was at the station to see their young man off. He went around and kissed them all, and then the family linked arms in a circle and danced him on his way.

This is a tradition that should be revived. It would be a much better world if it were. So I’m serving notice right now to anyone I pick up or drop off at the airport in the future. Prepare to be danced on your way.
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*old movies, not old Don.

7 comments:

Vicki Delany said...

I am coming to Scottsdale in March and expect to be danced in and out of my car.

Donis Casey said...

Wear your sparkly shoes

peter_may said...

Donis, your story reminded me of an occasion when my wife and I were trapped at the back of a Greek restaurant, and couldn't leave because the staff and customers were all dancing in a huge circle. So in the end, we joined the circle and danced around until we reached the door - at which point we unlinked arms and were hurled out into the street!

Donis Casey said...

That is too good for words

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