We rented Shall We Dance on Friday night, and it was a light and fluffy story, but fun to watch. Made me laugh right out loud in spots, and think about my life in others, so that makes it a good movie in my books.
I loved the movie The King and I when I was a kid, and wanted to get up and dance myself when Deborah Kerr and Yul Brynner swept around the dance floor. Oh the music, her dress, the ballroom – it was all so wonderful and made a great impression on me. All those feelings came back to me when we watched this movie on Friday night and I wanted AC to get up and take a spin or two around the family room with me. I didn't have the right dress on though!! What fun.
In Shall We Dance,Richard Gere plays a middle aged attorney who starts to question the nature of his existence and is unable to articulate his unhappiness. The long and short of it is that he does something completely outside of his “box” and has fun.
At one point in the movie he asks himself the question that his clients had invariably asked him over the years after they had signed their wills, dotted all the “I’s” and crossed all the “T’s”. “Is that it then?”
As he looked at his life and asked himself the same question he realized that it wasn’t enough and he wasn’t ready to say “Yep, that’s it. That’s all there is.” He had a dream to do something else, and the only way to do that was to get out of his seat and take the first step towards his dream. No matter how strange and uncomfortable it seemed to him, he had to make a move and take action.
That first step is always the hardest one to take isn’t it? I know it is February, and a bit dreary out there, but it might be a perfect time to dust off your dreams, take them out of their boxes, look at them closely and then take a step towards one of them. Go ahead. Do it.
If not now – when?