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The Dance

by Peggy McFarland

Two steps forward, one step back. It’s the dance pattern that rules life. Try taking that giant step to break out of the rut, and you find you’ve tripped and landed on your face, clawing to get back on track. Regain the motion, set the pace, at least it’s progress, or so they tell you. Two steps forward, one step back. It would be easier if they added a snappy soundtrack.

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Peggy McFarland, whose full catalog is here, still dances, still bartends, and still writes sentences six at a time.

8 comments:

GM said...

The first thing I noticed was that this piece was just like a dance itself. Four of your six sentences rhyme with "back." It's jazzy.

Leatherdykeuk said...

How true! It's surprising how many thinks are like dancing.

Anonymous said...

nice.

Anonymous said...

So true! Thinking of life as this type of dance helps keep things in perspective! Thanks for sharing.

Baby Island said...

I agree, reading this was like a dance in and of itself! Very nice!

Stephen said...

I love the tone of the last sentence. To say that it would be easier is not the same as saying that it is easy. The sarcasm I read into the use of "snappy" gives me a small insight into this person's mind and his/her acceptance of what others say. Well done.

Madam Z said...

I prefer a good polka, myself. You just hop up and down real fast and don't really expect to get anywhere, but have a lot of fun anyway.

Rebecca Auge said...

I like this one very much. One of your best!