Tuesday, October 19, 2010


I have always loved the idea of "dancing in the rain". Life can be full of rainstorms at times. Hell, we may feel we are going through hurricanes! We will never be totally "stress free" or free from these storms but if we learn how to dance in the rain, wouldn't that be just amazing? If we truly internalize the idea of dancing through the difficult times in our life - if we can truly internalize the old adage of "if life gives you lemons - make lemonade!" wouldn't life be so much easier?

Having lost my father this past December so suddenly and so unexpectedly has made me value life so much more. Every single day we have is a gift. It may not always feel that way - but it really is.

Think about it... if there are things in your life - unpleasant, stressful or horrible - that you can't change- why stress it? I say DANCE!!! How could it possibly hurt? Turn on your radio nice and loud and dance like no one is looking.... like you are 3 years old again and think you are just amazing! Because isn't that the way it is? I have two grand daughters. One is 3 1/2 and just amazing. My daughter and I laugh all the time saying she will never have self esteem issues!! She thinks she is one cool chick! Somewhere along the way we lose that. We forget how really incredible we are! When you were 4, 5, 6... did you CARE whether or not you were a good dancer? Hell no!! You just danced and thought you were the best dancer in the world!

Kenny Rogers has this wonderful song whose title I can't remember right now. It's about a little boy who goes out to play baseball by himself saying "I am the greatest batter in the world!". He pitches to himself and misses the ball 3 times and then says "Wow!!! I am the greatest pitcher in the world!!!:. Don't you just love that? We all believe that at some point in our lives. Where did we lose it?

I have no idea what compels me to open yet another blog except that sometimes I want a place to just sit back and talk about things that are not necessarily art related. There are so many things going on in this crazy world of ours right now. So many ideas to share and so much to learn from others.

This blog is intended to just chat. About life, issues and anything else. So sit back, grab a cup of coffee or your favorite tea, take your shoes off and enjoy your visit. Dance with me my friends! We only get one chance to live our lives... let's dance through the rain.


  1. I am happy to stop by and say Hello.
    People sure can learn a lot from you with your positive outlook on life.
    I am proud to call you my friend...

  2. How cool that your very first comment is from Mario!
    I echo what he said: attitude is everything, and yours is positively life-affirming!

  3. I would follow you anywhere hon! Congrats on your new blog, just one question, where do you get your days as they seem to have more hours in them than mine and I am thinking of upgrading?

  4. What a woonderful idea,Elena. You are such a positive person with life -affirming attitudes,that's it's always a pleasure to talk with you.
    how VERY cool it is that Mario was your first visitor!
    XO Sue

  5. We are basically chickens, running around full of fear. We want it all to be rosies and sweet, forgetting that LIFE means the good with the bad. We cannot have the good if we refuse the bad. But our culture, Hollywood, the media, advertise the good, not the bad. So we are woefully unprepared for the bad and when it comes, we cry: why me? It's not fair.
    But such is life. Everything is life. It STILL is life. We live with cancer, or we're 6ft under, and we'll never see the sun again.
    I say: bring on the rain, rather than a pile of dirt over me.