May You Know Joy

Our daughter just shared a “conductor’s cam” video of her concert last week. Watching it was an unexpected treat and it made my heart sing. It is the view a choir member might have of her conducting, but even closer. She has loved music her entire life, and watching this video demonstrates the love she embraces so fully. I felt as if I was watching a dancer. The serene, confident look on her face; her whole body, her eyes, arms, and fingers all dancing with joy. I’m not trained in dancing, but from the little I do know, it seems as if we must allow the music to lead us. That music, that voice, is different for each of us. We collaborate so our dance together can be full of delight. Nothing more would I ask than for each of us to do what brings us pure joy.

Dance, then, wherever you may be; I am the Lord of the Dance, said he, and I’ll lead you all, wherever you may be, and I’ll lead you all in the dance, said he. ~Sydney Carter

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