She Dances

She sways her hips to the rhythm of a beat that flows to her tips.
Her lips they press as she grabs her dress and her hands her frame caress.

There’s a fire in her eyes…
A sensual flame that flickers and flaunts as sultry sounds her body taunt.
She moves, she grooves, her inhibitions are loosed and for once she won’t have to choose…
between being herself or the one she tamed.

In this state all is fate when music is her bait.
She yields her will to the tempos advances and in a trance…

She dances.

– Mamello Maitse

Never leave your first love

Now before you get it twisted…it’s not what you think it is. In this case “first love” is not referring to a significant other, but to something that you love to do, that one thing that completes you. Whatever it is…music, dance, the arts, photography; never leave it!

I have realized that as we strive to survive and succeed in this money driven world we sometimes forsake the things that we love for those things that will bring us money. And at times we don’t really have a choice because what we love won’t make ends meet and we are forced to find the next best thing. But sometimes our parents force us to let it go because they think it’s silly and frivolous and we won’t amount to anything. And other times we just choose to conform because the rest of society frowns upon “such professions” and we let it go. But as hard as it may be there is no reason for us to curb our passions and lock them away in this deep dark secret place never to be opened again.

My first love is dance. I’ve never been able to get professional training but I’ve learnt some tricks watching other dancers (YouTube is my best friend 😀 lol). I cannot even begin to explain what happens in my heart when I watch people express themselves through movement, it’s just amazing! I’ve watched a few shows and involved myself in little performances whenever I’ve had the opportunity but that’s never been much. Dance has always taken a back seat to everything else even though I love it so much.

We get so caught up in our “hussle” that we become zombies oblivious to anything else but work. You wake up, work, sleep and repeat for the rest of your life. There is so much more to life than this. Never ever let go of the things that make you happy. And I’m not saying give up your job or quit school…I’m saying find a way to weave it back into your life. Find that special place and special time for you to reconnect with your first love! I know I will ❤

P.S. Here’s a video by one of my favourite YouTube Dancers “Brian Puspos”: