Day 4. Dancing: Who’s dancing and why are they tapping those toes?
Malkara, Eylül 2020
Probably me. Because when I’m not dancing, I have a feeling that I need to dance. In my childhood, I was absolutely crazy about physical activities and challenges: dancing, gymnastic, folklore dancing.. What I actually feel like about dancing is when you are dancing, you feel the mold which created by music rhytms and when you synchronized the rhytm and your moves you are like a flowing river without any obstacles and you can continue as long as the song plays.
Dancing is not only moves that synchronized with music but also the oldest expression of human being themselves, every stage of the human being includes dance and music. It is a anonym language that almost every people can understand and accompany, we can imagine a human in a cave holding little pieces of woods, make some noises from them and move according to the rhytm and also we can imagine a man and a woman are twisting in 60’s and tapping their toes, to be able to imagine both of them is a very powerful image for us, even though every period creates their own trend, looking at the deep down the main activity is expressing how you feel at heart.
Whenever I listen 80’s song or watch a movie from that time, I feel a little melancholy for never be able to live in those year and also glow and thrill because of emotions and melodies, that is why when I watched Footloose in 2020 (what a shame!) I completely lost myself in the movie and felt that enthusiasm in every veins of mine.
Sometimes I find myself dreaming about a cafeteria downtown the road and underground in 60’s years, smoking long, black and slim cigarettes, drinking whiskey, listening twisting song with my people and dancing happily and tapping my toes like I want to sign the floor while someone is filming us in black and white cameras without us knowing that the area will be missed and envied by the ones who had no chance to live in it.
However I wrote so many words about dancing unfortunately I never dance professionaly in my life and this is my biggest, epic wish. Whenever I think about it, I always say sentences starting with “I wish” then I continuously remind myself that it is never late for dancing.
Next Day: Food. What’s for breakfast? Dinner? Lunch? Or maybe you could write a poem about that time you met a friend at a cafe.