Rich Memories

“No matter what, nobody can take away the dances you’ve already had.” Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the late Nobel Prize winning Columbian author. I think he broadly meant the joyful, but dancing is particularly joyful for me.

At twelve, I found myself one of the few kids in cotillion who loved to dance. Having been a drummer in two children’s orchestras at nine, music felt best shared.

Years later, Kristine and I first danced at our wedding in 1977 and last danced at our son’s wedding, six months ago.

They are all sweet remembrances. I think it is the holiness of matrimony, that makes those memories so rich and indelible.