7/29/09

dance

Just stumbled into this quote from Mark Twain about dance. Love the way he describes spinning around...
I was exceedingly delighted with the waltz, and also with the polka. These differ in name, but there the difference ceases — the dances are precisely the same. You have only to spin around with frightful velocity and steer clear of the furniture. This has a charming and bewildering effect. You catch glimpses of a confused and whirling multitude of people, and above them a row of distracted fiddlers extending entirely around the room. The waltz and the polka are very exhilarating — to use a mild term — amazingly exhilarating.

*image of Fred & Rita from Flixster 

3 comments:

Kelley at My Island Wedding said...

Oh wow!!! It took me a minute to realize this is Rita Hayworth, yes? Not Ginger Rogers!!!

Great shot!!!

mariel4985 said...

Right?! I've always loved that picture.
Ginger Rogers was obviously a great pairing to Fred chemistry-wise, but Rita was the superior dancer. Still adore 'em both though! :)

Kelley at My Island Wedding said...

I just had to do a post of this with a link back!

Happy dancing!!!!
-Kelley