Fun Fridays – February 5, 2021

This dance performance is one of the most poignant visual representations of the writing life I’ve ever seen.

Of course, the music is perfect–one of my all-time favorite compositions. But it is the creativity of the choreography and the flawless execution of the dancer that had me from the start.

Your thoughts?

22 Responses to Fun Fridays – February 5, 2021

  1. Cindy Christmas February 5, 2021 at 5:07 am #

    Giving up a goal
    Because of a
    Is like
    Slashing your
    other 3 tires
    you got a flat.

  2. Kathleen Rabold February 5, 2021 at 5:27 am #

    When I came to the part where he stood at the side of the stairway and just held onto the wall, standing still, I felt like God spoke to me in a deep way. “I have you. I see you”
    For me the stairway is my whole life right now, grief, dire physical hindrances and surgeries, And so many other things that everyone knows in our world right now. But God gives us even the willingness to get up again. I praise his name.

  3. Deb Haggerty February 5, 2021 at 5:39 am #

    Such a vivid portrayal of 2021 so far in my life. Two steps forward, fall, get up, try again … COVID and anemia knocked me out for two weeks. Now my husband is in the hospital with COVID. But with God’s help, we will survive and keep going even though we might prefer to just land in a heap and not move. I still count it all joy!

    • Kathy Gardner February 5, 2021 at 8:09 pm #

      So very sorry to hear about Covid invading you and now your husband. Prayers for complete recoveries for you both.

  4. Teresa February 5, 2021 at 5:57 am #

    The amazing thing about writing and the video is we keep coming back for more. God has a plan, keep moving forward.

  5. Kristen Joy Wilks February 5, 2021 at 7:01 am #

    Oh, wow! This depicts struggle, especially artistic struggle so beautifully. When I first started, I had no many idea how many rebounds were in store for me, ha!

  6. Cindy Fowell February 5, 2021 at 8:13 am #

    Nor did I know that the rebounds of life and writing can set me back on the stairs. Even if it is one step lower, God still brings progress. Even when I can’t see it.

  7. Lana Christian February 5, 2021 at 8:24 am #

    Beautiful artistic rendering. I’m only sorry that it ended on a low note. I expected him to get back up on more time and barrel for the top.

  8. Claudia February 5, 2021 at 8:24 am #

    Life has a way of taking us one step forward and two back, but if we stay in faith God will take us to His planned life for us. I also saw it in a writing perspective — the continuous drafts, submissions, disappointments, the courage to go forward and stay in faith to your desired dream.

  9. marilyn pardine February 5, 2021 at 8:45 am #

    Dance of Life….brilliantly portrayed by the dancer’s choreographed steps, to rise and fall, to attain the apex of success, which is only temporary, in this life.
    Thank you for illuminating me. I really appreciate and enjoy your Fun Fridays.

  10. February 5, 2021 at 8:54 am #

    To me too, this seems like the continual struggle we are in to ‘reach the top!’ And then the question, the top of what? Your plan or the Lord’s plan for your life… and it is truly up and down, up and down… up up up and….

    it is a universal situation and we can be encouraged… we are not alone, ever… with every fall, the ability to rise up again is in HIM!!! Oh blessed be the Name of the Lord, Hashem, Yeshua HaMashiach , we are all in His hands!!!

    Praise the living Lord who loves us so much, through every ascent, stumble, fall and ascent!!! Hallelujah! Do not ever be discouraged!!!

  11. Karen February 5, 2021 at 9:49 am #

    Thank you!! Very timely for this discouraged writer.

  12. Kathy Sheldon Davis February 5, 2021 at 11:37 am #

    I loved this video, though I’m too tried (after that long struggle) to go back and count how often he bounced.
    Notice I didn’t say how many times he fell.

    Thanks, Steve!

  13. Kay DiBianca February 5, 2021 at 11:53 am #

    What a creative dance! I could certainly identify, but bouncing back for me has never been as artistic as it was presented here.

    When he got to the top, i thought, “Now what’re you gonna do?” I wanted there to be a second dancer that he would help get up those stairs.

    Great lead-in to the weekend.

  14. Debra Celovsky February 5, 2021 at 12:38 pm #

    Touched by this. And not intending, by God’s grace, to ultimately end up in a heap.

  15. Sheri Dean Parmelee, Ph.D. February 5, 2021 at 2:22 pm #

    You nailed this one, Steve. It made my shoulders and body ache, just watching him. This may be, however, a sign of youth….

  16. C.L. Burger February 5, 2021 at 2:22 pm #

    A visual portrayal of surviving 2020 and the exhausted collapse in January 2021.

  17. Carol R Nicolet Loewen February 5, 2021 at 5:44 pm #

    Hilarious! And yes, quite an apt picture of the writer’s life. This dancer is amazing. I wanted him to stay at the top of the stairs. Thanks Steve.

  18. Roberta Sarver February 5, 2021 at 6:18 pm #

    I hope this dancer has a good chiropractor. Perhaps I’m not equipped to appreciate this particular art form; it reminds me of what I used to do for entertainment on our living room sofa when I was five years old.

  19. Kathryn February 5, 2021 at 8:21 pm #

    So much fun! I had to laugh out loud through so much of it. The dancer is brilliant.. I would like to fall with the dancer and bounce back a few times literally. I have loved Clair de Lune since I learned to play it in high school–unfortunately, I’ve never played it as flawlessly as the pianist in this video. Thanks again for another delightfully fun Friday.

  20. Charis Rae February 6, 2021 at 12:40 pm #

    As a former ballet dancer I was expecting something quite different at reading your introduction, and I was thoroughly surprised and amused! How true!

  21. Donna Lowrance February 7, 2021 at 10:25 am #

    Thanks again for sharing such thought evoking videos. Beautifully performed on all levels.

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