GRATEFUL for Johnny…

TONIGHT..

I am grateful for:

1.Dirty Dancing.  

YESSSSS

Because no matter HOW MANY TIMES you have watched this epic tale,

it is different….

EVERY.DAMN.TIME.

Because watching at 20 y/o vs. 41 y/o offers an entirely different perspective.

OH how naive I was at 20 y/o!!

EVERYTHING was going to work out as long as I did the “right” thing.

Because I CARRIED THE WATERMELON!!!

**SIGH**

But after 20 years o’ “seasoning””, the intricacies of this life have been revealed.

The watermelon has been smashed.

Things did NOT work out the way I had hoped.

And while, devastatingly, Johnny is..*sniff sniff*..no longer with us,

We can still learn from him.

Because he reminds us that .. no matter what..

NO.MATTER.WHAT.

NO.

ONE.

PUTS.

BABY.

IN THE CORNER!!!

2. The #301. This is my apartment number, and also where the MAGIC happens.

While it is a small, unassuming, humble abode, this is where the CRAP-O-LA can roam FREE.

Then subsequently emanate from my ridiculous noggin, spill onto the page (or my laptop!!), and enter into your innocent- bystander-ed world . 🙂

3.The number 2. Because it is more than 1, but not as stressful or agonizing, as the number 3. 

I know folks……I.KNOW…

Absolute G.E.N.I.U.S.

Please…sit down…no applause necessary .. 🙂

But this is also equal to the number of flights of stairs I ascend to reach my humble abode …EVERY.DAMN.DAY…and NIGHT.

And since it is more than 1, this helps me to feel a sense of “accomplishment”.  But at less than 3, it avoids lurching me into the “red zone” of heart rate acceleration, inviting the anxiety, the angst, the breathlessness..

..and eliciting that necessity that I should be doing …

SO.MUCH.MORE.

Thus, my dear friends, I am grateful to feel a sense of accomplishment,

for achieving “less”.

By ascending just TWO..and not THREE..flights of stairs.

EVERY.

DAMN.

NIGHT.

And here’s hoping that YOU TOO, my dear devoted reader and friend, will feel a sense of pride, and accomplishment, regardless of the number attached.

Because Johnny would remind you that…..

YOU

don’t EVER ….

Deserve to be in the corner.

Dance on my loves….

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1 thought on “GRATEFUL for Johnny…

  1. I love, love, love that movie! You are so right! It changes every time I watch it.

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