Music is life

On the dance floor, the smell of baby powder invades my nostrils and coats the floor creating a smooth surface that allows my feet to glide across it with rhythm and grace.  The pounding bass consumes me, relieving my head of all cognizant thought and the vibration from the speakers makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck.  My senses heighten while my consciousness is lost in the flash of pulsating lights against the thin veil of my eyelids.  I feel powerful and alive.

After the breakdown, the beat drops. I stomp into action, letting my feet fall purposefully with the bass. I hop with my right foot to my toes and push off with my left foot. Mid-spin, I catch someone’s eye and for a brief moment, we connect. I do not know if the gaze belongs to a man or woman, a straight or gay person, a white, black, Asian person, and it doesn’t matter. All I can see is the white of his or her teeth. There are few things as reassuring as a smile. We may be different people from different corners of the universe, but in this brief moment, we unite, dancing to the same beat.

If the music stops, I just know the world will cease to spin.


  1. Nice post MJ! Music is life and we don't need to speak the same language to enjoy its meanings.

  2. That was the best description of Disc fever and dance addiction i ever read. Even a dancing freak wouldn't have been able to describe it in such detail...

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  4. Very different place and music for me, but I know just what you mean.

  5. A GORGEOUSLY expressed post, MJ!

    And this says it all..

    ...We may be different people from different corners of the universe, but in this brief moment, we unite, dancing to the same beat...


    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Thanks everyone for your comments! I had been to a fantastic, deep house music party over the weekend, and I really wanted to share the power and energy I felt on the dance floor with all of you. Your comments let me know I succeeded at expressing something so important to me. I love you guys! :)

  7. that's what I'm talking about! Dancing just isn't worth it if you won't let it consume you!