My Comeback Unveiled

Posted by on June 29, 2015 at 6:13 pm :: No Comments

Since God gave me stuff that shakes, I dare not waste it in shakelessness. For I have it on good authority that talents are not to be hidden or buried. It would seem that mine are pretty exposed. Yup, I am that righteous.

The wind plastered our veils to us like flypaper.

The wind plastered our veils to us like flypaper.

Recently, I began belly dancing again after taking a few years off. I joined a class with hips of all skills. As with previous courses, no criticizing appearances was allowed in this class’s hallowed mirrored halls. We undulating ladies celebrated the loveliness of the feminine form, stretch marks and extra padding and all.

My classmates ranged from inhibited beginners to unrestrained veterans.

My classmates ranged from inhibited beginners to unrestrained veterans.

After eight weeks of lessons, my group performed at a laidback function at the Provo Farmer’s Market. Fortunately, a downpour predicted to hit mid-routine didn’t materialize until much later that day. The wind didn’t get the memo about the delay though. A breeze gusted as we shimmied, which made our veils completely unruly. Still, wild wardrobes and all, it was a memorable experience performing on park grass to a leisurely crowd.

In one portion of the dance, the back row was supposed to come forward and do some graceful veil spins. The rest of the line got confused and didn't move up as planned so I practically did a veil solo.

In one portion of the dance, the back row was supposed to come forward and do some graceful veil spins. The rest of the line got confused and didn’t move up as planned so I practically did a veil solo.

Belly dancing isn’t anything like the seductive business it has been popularized as. For me, it’s a pleasant way to exercise my core with amazing women and appreciate that real beauty comes in many dimensions. Also, I love to dance and, surely, God didn’t give me bouncy hips for nothing.

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