We went to see Earth, Wind & Fire at the Clark County Amphitheater up in Ridgefield, Washington last night. The concert was fantastic! On our feet the entire time, dancing to what has to be some of the best music ever written. The kind of music that makes me completely, and utterly happy. I grew up with an Earth, Wind & Fire soundtrack playing in the background of my high school and university years, so the connection was deep rooted and it was easy to get right back into that space where good music, good friends and great dancing was all you needed.
A quick glimpse around me, made me realize I wasn't in Chicago. Not that I'm commenting negatively on the quality of the dancing in Clark County, Washington - yeah, well, actually I am.
It could not have been a more perfect start to sabbatical, a beautiful summer evening, with my husband, sharing a couple of beers, dancing to Earth, Wind and Fire! I am reminded of the joy that dancing has brought me for many years of my life, and realizing that I need to dance more. Especially now.