Letting It All Hang Out
The other day I was stuck at the dance studio where my wife works. I sat for an hour while she was doing work stuff and I watched the professionals and their students. I am not a big fan of Ball Room Dancing, but I am not such a Neanderthal that I cannot appreciate how skillful and graceful these dancers are.
When Mrs. C was done and we were on our way to go out to dinner, I remarked that the dancers (including Mrs. C) are not just technically skilled, but that to perform in front of others as all these pros and their students do, takes a certain amount of theater and self-confidence that I would be incapable of bringing to a performance even if I had the skill level.
It is one thing to have a skill or a talent; it is another to be able to demonstrate that talent in front of others. Personally I am too self-conscious to “Let it all hang out.” It takes a special person to “Let it all hang out.”
There is a fellow blogger that I follow who has the courage to bare her soul. This lady who is a bit older than even I am (she claims to be 84) has let it all hang out.
From her Bio this lady has led quite a life. She is now showing off her ability to croon. She was married some years ago to a talented and acclaimed jazz musician whom she lost to cancer.
Lo of “It’s Always Something” http://loisstearns.blogspot.com/2013/02/ta-da.html has released a post with an audio/video of her singing. She is almost apologetic about releasing this gem, but release it she has. She has let it all hang out.
She will probably be angry with me for sharing, but it is her post, it is public domain.
I think she is great! What do you think?
I defy you to listen to the audio and not fall in love with this lady.