Stopping Time

28 Feb

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It is just a Friday afternoon. Dana and I are walking home from school when we hear the music. We thread our way through the people in the street to the park in the center of Guanajuato. There we see couples dancing. You can tell these are people who have danced together for a long time. They move as one without effort. Gracefully circling and re-circling their partner in a Latin pas-de-deux.

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The dresses are graceful, the gentlemen dapper and the shoes are wonderful. You can tell this is an afternoon treat for couples who dance.

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The slow beauty of the dance mirrors the tranquility of the late afternoon sun filtering through the trees in the park. Time stops for just a few beats.

 

4 Responses to “Stopping Time”

  1. Ursula February 28, 2015 at 8:38 pm #

    It’s wonderful to see people dancing on the street. We tend to leave it to professionals to dance and sing in public.

    • Jill February 28, 2015 at 8:39 pm #

      This kind of dancing is becoming a lost art.

  2. Eleni Cahn February 28, 2015 at 8:11 pm #

    Oh, how enchanting! I want to come to Guanajuato and experience the vibe. I guess
    I shall live vicariously for now.
    Fondly, Leni

    • Jill February 28, 2015 at 8:13 pm #

      That’s exactly the feeling we want to give you. Enjoy

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