Sunday, May 29, 2011

Tango in one word?

A place to embrace, a place to walk and be soothed deep in one's soul.

Try to describe tango in a single word.

That's hard.  Maybe a hyphenated word, like "soul-soothing"?

But the "walking-embrace," is my often-used noun and my best description.  The walking-embrace is more than soul-soothing.  It is the way that we can let our souls go out and play, like children who too long have been sitting in a classroom or inside because of bad weather.  Tango is the soul-play dance while walking embraced.

That's it.

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tangocherie said...

It certainly can be soul-soothing, but it can also be soul-exciting!

Words cannot describe the tango, whether it's one or one hundred. It has to be felt, danced, experienced. No es cierto?

Tango Therapist said...

Cherie -- you are exactly right. How could I say "soothing" when it can be so incredibly soul-exciting!? But perhaps after all the excitement we go into this deep sense of feeling "soothed." So that is not too much from the truth, but it's now a matter of just when. :-)

Anonymous said...

I can't explain tango, but I can say how it affects me. I feel better, happier, more whole, more optimistic since I began dancing tango eight months ago.

Tango Therapist said...

Querida Anónima: Isn't that amazing? I think I know who you are by the amount of time you mention you have been dancing, but wasn't that all of us at one time -- amazed by the before-and-after tango effect, by the power of the walking-embrace?