After a really long, busy week, I am still looking forward to starting up a belly dance class this coming week. I am very sure this class is going to kick my butt—hard. I am equally sure it will be worth it!
I took belly dance lessons (Egyptian style) many years ago, but I have such happy memories from that class. I still have my CD of songs we used for everything. I can still picture our warm-up stretch routine when I hear that first song. The bad thing is that I do not know—and have never known—the names of the songs on my CD. The good thing is that I have a copy of that beloved CD even though the old one was damaged.
I’m so excited about the class that I even dug out my hip scarf! It has been with me through every challenge I’ve faced over the last fifteen years (or more!). I guess it means more to me than I ever imagined it could. It symbolizes things I’m not sure I can name, but the immediate one that comes to mind is joy.