January 22, 2010

Dancing to a Different Drummer

I'm working on a new little choreography piece to a new lesser-known song, Bad Romance by Lady Gaga
It's coming along beautifully. We've nearly got the opening sequence, the first verse, and the chorus done. Its in 4/4 time, but its got these beautiful syncopation opportunities for beats in threes. Which makes it so much fun to work with. And so... sexy.
Also played a little bodhran today, though not as much as I would have liked. Maybe tomorrow or this weekend I will have time for more.  Its a great stress release, and it forces me to actually use the brain cells for things other than school.

I learned a little about myself today. I learned that I'm not the same person who was angry for most of high school, or the person who felt the need to kick ass and take names to make a place for myself in the world. This me is much happier. Oh, don't worry, should the bitch in me need to come out, she will. But she won't do it unless its absolutely necessary. I've learned that there's a difference between quick-witted and assertive. And that you don't need to be aggressive about everything. I learned that some days you just need to step back, say "Ok day, you win" and be humbled by it. The world is a lot bigger than you. You don't need to prove yourself to the world; whether or not people like you is their business, not yours. I also learned that I need to live my life according to my agenda, and I get to dictate who I want in it. At the same time though, I need to not focus on me. When I just let life flow around me, it always works out better than if I had tried to mold its unwilling shape into something new.
Its when you aren't looking for it, that opportunity knocks.

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.- Henry David Thoreau


  1. Hey, Its Alex Eisenberg. I'm gonna read this regularly if you don't mind.



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