LEARNING FROM THE TENSION OF THE TANGO
Every season of life has its rough patches and moments of despair. Yet, it also has stretches of exuberance and moments of joy. The challenge is how to grasp these diverse experiences and embroider them into a life well lived. Having experienced three unexpected and utterly transformative years of the global pandemic, I believe that we are at a special point in our journey where we are poised to live our best life ever, for we’ve seen it all; we’ve experienced it all. And these experiences have pushed us to develop the courage to survive and perhaps, even thrive. It is well worth the effort to use the inherent tension in our lives, both creatively and judiciously to create something beautiful! This is where we gather our evolving creativity and merge the Ying and the Yang of life to experience wonder.
We have only one shot at life. We are pressed to put our heart into doing what we love and to do it expansively, embracing both the highs and the lows, much like dancing through the tensions of the tango. Knowing that you have given it your all, becomes your way of saying thank you-to your higher power.
TANGO’S AFRICAN ROOTS
The Kongo Grind! The Forbidden Dance! The Devil’s Dance!
The Tango was started by the formerly enslaved who connected with the working class and European immigrants in 18th century Buenos Aires, Argentina to create the internationally renowned Tango. Once danced in secrecy in brothels and slave gatherings, the Tango eventually found its way into the ballrooms of the elite to become a global phenomenon.