Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Heard on NPR

Recently, NPR aired a piece by Robert Fulghum on their "This I Believe" series.  Fulghum is well known for his book, “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten."  Now he's 70 years old and the piece is about his belief in dancing.  Here's a short quote:

My passion for tango disguises a fearfulness. I fear the shrinking of life that goes with aging. I fear the boredom that comes with not learning and not taking chances. I fear the dying that goes on inside you when you leave the game of life to wait in the final checkout line.
I seek the sharp, scary pleasure that comes from beginning something new — that calls on all my resources and challenges my mind, my body, and my spirit, all at once.
My goal now is to dance all the dances as long as I can, and then to sit down contented after the last elegant tango some sweet night and pass on because there wasn’t another dance left in me.
Check out the rest of the piece here!

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