Monday, September 14, 2009

Memory Monday: Nobody Puts Baby In A Corner

I did not have a stand out memory until a few minutes ago when I saw the headline that Patrick Swayze had passed away.

While there are many more movies that he is known for, I remember going to see Dirty Dancing in high school and leaving wanting to do nothing more than to learn to dance.

I wanted to don a pair of pedal pushers and my K-Mart knock off Keds and dance on a log crossing a creek, having more rhythm than the nail on my pinky possesses .

I wanted strong hands to hold me gracefully (haha!) in the air like I was flying. He added to that bad boy image, didn't he?

I did not do any of those, but everytime I hear a song from that movie, that urge to throw on a dancing dress with billowy netting and heels creeps in and then I feel rising up a longing to twist and turn and fly . . . and laugh.

I hope his family has peace and comfort in this time.

8 comments:

Sniffles and Smiles said...

LOvely, lovely thoughts, Lailani! Thanks for sharing...I imagine you "flying" as I read this! I hope you dance ;-) Love to you and yours, Janine XO

Jane In The Jungle said...

I just found out, saddens me. Although I did not see him in Dirty Dancing, everyone knew who he was! I loved him in "Ghost". My prayers go to his family.

tale of many cities said...

a long & tough battle... may he now rest in peace.

Ballerina Girl said...

and that was what inspires us with some actors, I believe...
the ability to transform our lives, even if for a brief period of time!

May he rest in peace and his family find comfort...

BG

Cheffie-Mom said...

I thought you might like to watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVNTPJKuVQg Hugs!!

Greg C said...

I love the part where she jumps from the stage and he catches her. So sad that his life had to end this way.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Beautiful thoughts....Had a couple of hours to blog hop this afternoon...Enjoyed reading yours....Hope you will stop by my Christmas blog...There is a great giveaway drawing on Oct 1...

Gayle said...

Oh, I loved that movie! It made me wish I could dance, too! So sad that he passed away so young.