Thursday, June 19, 2008

dances of thunderstorms

great day today, teaching folks english country dancing. correction: watching the teaching of the dances and playing for them when the need arises. i love doing this kind of thing. and then tonight we had the practical application of this where people actually gathered to have fun and dance, not just the ones we taught them. there was a bit of learning tunes on the spot for our part, as we were "the band," apparently. but i still loved it. being with people i both love to be around and ones i hardly know. it doesn't matter. i love it. i finally got to buy my long-time teacher a beer for the first time. believe me, it has been a long time in coming; that was a special thing. then, when we were leaving, a huge supercell looked to be headed our way, and with me on a motorcycle, became the cause of some consternation for a bit. (though really we were only ever in the downdrafts between two storms, but it was still frickin' awesome!) this kind of weather just does something to me. i just want to be in the middle of it all and on both sides, front and back, and watch everything that's happening--oh, it is so amazing!