Turning Archive 2005

Subject:
Dance!

Keith Tompkins
>At the Niche ceremony, some of the winners gave an acceptance speech.....one in particular has stuck in my mind. Especially since I have never danced, yet my winning entry was titled "Merangue".

Her speech referred to a song, comparing life to a dance.....you can sit, or you can dance...... "I'd rather dance!" Her comments were greeted with a great applause.

On a personal note, her words really hit home. Too many times I have just sat when I should have danced. Too many opportunities I have let slip by. After the ceremony, I couldn't sleep...her words echoed in my mind all night.

I have just posted one word above my lathe to remind me every day....DANCE! From now on, that's what I intend to do.

Thank you all so much for the kind and encouraging words! Keith

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