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Pic and a Word #285: Tango

Tango will be the death of me

"When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way." ~Wayne Dyer (with thanks to Selma)

Dance, dance.

It takes two to tango.
And if it doesn’t 
you don’t
and you know.

I tell amore
how excited I was
when a free tango lesson
awaited after a tango concert
once in my previous life.

For that 
I walked all day in the city with my ex
in my tight shoes 
with a strap
as I’ve seen in movies.

Sally Potter directed a movie
about her real romance with her tango teacher.
She played herself,
but also he played himself,
even though they were through.

Imagine that.

And yet
even though he knew 
how much I wanted it,
he refused.

He would not be made 
to look like a fool
for not learning to tango
in one lesson.


And as I’m telling this to amore,
I don’t need to ask.
I can see his stance on it
clearly written all over his face.

It takes two to tango.
And if it doesn’t
you know 
and you don’t.

Yo, la tango.
No, I don’t.

In photos several occasions when there was dancing going on in Slovenia. I guess I miss it.

In response to Patrick Jennings’ Pic and a Word Challenge #285: Dance

This day in my blogging history


    Published by Manja Maksimovič

    A Slovenian in Italy for love. Blogger, photographer, translator and would-be writer who would be a writer if she wrote. Plus reluctant but emerging poet. Beware.

    21 thoughts on “Pic and a Word #285: Tango

    1. … and you’ll put on your dancing shoes and dance your favorite dance. And no one’s gonna die here.
      Oh, you, this is all exquisitely lovely.
      You did write your great post. And I did see that quote.
      How sweet of you to mention me alongside that Fabulous quote. Thanks, my sweet.
      I totally enjoyed the photography too. Just fabulous. Thanks. Be well, my sweet. I hope you take a moment to gaze at the moon tonight. The show is on all week. And she blesses with moon-kisses. Get yours. xo

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    2. When I was a girl I wanted to sing and dance in the movies, and I put on plays at home and had a blast. Then I got the courage to try out for Fiddler on the Roof a real production. I was ten. I could sing, but failed the audition because I couldn’t catch on to the dance steps fast enough. And that was that. I never auditioned for another part.

      Yes, you know. 😀

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        1. Just one! This morning I woke up singing a ditty from Sunshine, Lolipops, and Rainbows.

          Just the chorus part. I sing along with every song I know. What about you, do you like to sing? What song is in your head or heart today?

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