Dancing Down Memory Lane
When the song began to play, it was as if she was transported back in time, and a sweet smile drew across her lips. At that moment, our visiting artist, compelled to make this experience more real for her and moved by her sentiments, reached out for her hand and asked her to dance. She reluctantly took his hand, expressing concern over her steadiness. The artist whispered to her and said, “Don’t worry. I’ve gotcha.”
She stood up, in front of all of her peers and the rest of us, and began to sway back and forth, eventually, burying her head into his chest, closing her eyes and appearing to disappear into the 1950’s somewhere, and as if no one else was around.
With her eyes closed and that sweet smile on her face, I watched as a single tear rolled down the aged cheek of this woman, in her late 80’s/early 90’s, feeling as if she were a 20 year old girl again! It was beautiful!
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