She raised one leg

aalegfallgreenIn dance and love, like much of life, you get out only what you’re able to put in. That’s why I like John Green’s words; “She raised one leg and gave me all her weight as I dipped her. She either trusted me or wanted to fall.” Too many people are scared of commitment, even the commitment of a genuine conversation. They use mobiles to mitigate intimacy, work as a way to avoid facing a gap in their lives, dress or wear makeup as a way to hide the way they feel about themselves and communicate via the internet in preference to talking direct. It is all too easy to employ technological intermediaries to avoid facing oneself. If one needs to send bad news it’s easier to send an email, text or message instead of contacting someone direct. It even feels easier to do that, but by not facing our fears we shrink in on ourselves, our self image suffers and ultimately therefore do ourselves harm.

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