Twilight At The Oasis

Twilight at the Oasis

Tonight I was at the Middle Eastern Dance Association’s annual show, Twilight At The Oasis. This is my gorgeous friend Claire, looking so saucy and confident, typical for her. She is such an accomplished dancer and never fails to entertain and amuse.

It was a very poignant show as it was the last performance of my first belly dancing teacher, Elizabeth, who moved us all to tears with her dance to a song called ‘Memories Of Love and Loss’. I was crying too hard to take pictures.

Elizabeth caught me up in her love of life and dance. She taught me that dancing isn’t about what your body looks like, it’s about what your heart calls you to express. It’s okay not to be Va-Voom, and it’s okay to be Va-Voom. It’s about what you feel, and that expressing that through dance is a wonderful gift. I took that into my heart and I carry it with me in life. I thank her for the gift she has given me.

1 Comment to “Twilight At The Oasis”

  1. By Arwen, October 20, 2009 @ 8:01 am

    I met and watched Elizabeth perform on a handful of occasions, and she was somebody I want to be when I grow up – and I have never been a bellydancer. She’s just totally inspiring.

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