Another Kind of Dance…

by Kelly on December 22, 2009

I am a lover of all forms of dance.  Sure, pole dancing is my favorite in many ways, but who am I to disclude all the other beautiful and enticing forms of movement?  Today I want to talk about a different kind of dancing…photo by churl

It’s a dance that nearly everyone can already do, yet that makes it no less fun.  I am talking about writing… and the dance of the pen against the paper.  In my experiments with journaling, I have often referred to my writing as a dance.  The ink spills out in flowing loops and swirls as one fluid movement with a jump and leap here and there.  And it can certainly be cleansing and cathartic.

For those of you who approach your pole dancing as an art, I have a sneaking suspicion that some of you might express yourself through the dance of writing too.  A friend of mine writes a blog about tips on writing.  It’s some good, thought provoking stuff.  If you enjoy writing for yourself or others, do yourself a favor and go check it out. 

For now, take a moment and go dance.  Dance your emotions out with some good ol’ pen and paper dancing.  You may even want to change your “costume” by selecting a colorful pen.  Dance big or small… it really doesn’t matter as long as your hand leaves a magnificent trail of where your pen has been.

Do you keep a journal?  Do you write to provoke other’s imaginations?  Do you have a blog? 

Let me know how and why you dance with the paper.  Heck, give yourself a free plug while you are at it too!  ;)


If you type on a keyboard more than you write with a pen and paper, you could consider yourself a ‘tap dancer’. Cheesy, I know, but I had to do it!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Geoff Hoff December 23, 2009 at 3:14 am

Tap dance. Funny. :-) Thank you for the lovely mention! I like the writing as dance metaphor. Can I borrow that sometime?



Sheila Atwood December 23, 2009 at 10:22 am

I would have to say that I am mostly a tap dancer. But the other day I saw a journal my father in-law had kept. Although his wife had retyped all of his journal, I loved the hand written pages. They were beautiful, they were full of life. Yes, they danced.



Kate Hollifield December 25, 2009 at 9:20 am

I had to laugh till I wheezed on that “tap dancing” comment. Thanks for the laugh. It’s the perfect way to start the day. (tap, tap, tappity, tap…tap…tap! She ends her comments with a flourish and takes her bow before she disappears from sight leaving only her “ggggrin” like the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland.


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