Sunday, December 24, 2017

Mele Kalikimaka

The Christmas season has been good to the Platinum Horseshoe and Town Dancer blogs. They are leading the way in blogging on this Island of Oahu. Not many know that comments in the blogs and information contributors willing to share information with their fellow dancers is what will do it. This is Social Media and very few know what that means. It has never been done before. A dance blog may be a personal diary, a daily pulpit or a collaborative space.

"Social dancers don't let the past steal their present. This is the message of Christmas:
We have friends, we are never alone,"

It may be a political soapbox, a breaking-news outlet. A collection of links, your own private thoughts, memos to the world. We can all take pictures but not everyone can capture the beauty that's usually hidden in plain view. We can all open our mouths to sing but not everyone can melodically touch your soul. We can all pick up a pen to write but not everyone can write words in such a way that they leap off of the page for everyone.

"Joy to the World"

We can all part our lips to speak but not everyone can speak life into you. We can all move our bodies to a beat but not everyone can become one with music, stir emotions and shift energy with dance. The point is, we can all do something but know your gifts, cultivate them and always be yourself. Then working together becomes effortless. Copies aren't accepted everywhere. Originals are eventually required! But we will be social dancers.

"Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return,
but because of who you are."