Saturday, June 12, 2010

Just a little song but it says a lot

I've made some major changes in my life in the last 15 years. Good changes, changes that afforded me opportunities I never would have had otherwise.

Basically, I'm living my life "My Way"...

Giving up my life in Canada and all the physical attachments (condo, car, 'stuff') is a good thing. I want to live in Mexico.

but..."Regrets, I've had a few"...

I don't see my family as much as I'd like.
I miss the selection and prices in stores.
I miss the freedom of driving.
I miss playing tennis.
And I miss dancing.

I used to dance, although not very well - I'm not flexible. But I had fun, and I got exercise, and I even performed in the yearly showcase.

My traveling job interfered with my dancing, and so I gave it up. And then I moved to Mexico, and the hope that I would one day dance again at the studio has been squashed. But I'm there with them every year in spirit, watching everyone onstage having a great time and dancing their hearts out.

To the performers at the Wendy Leard School of Dance - Break a leg!!


P.S. Jonna's comment prompted me to search for the song in Spanish, and I found this rendition, sung by Colette, participant in La Academia (not sure which year). She didn't win, but when I listen to this, I'm not sure why - she was one of my favorites that year, and this version puts tears in my eyes.

Thanks, Colette!

1 comment:

Jonna said...

Ol Blue Eyes sang it best but I also like the Vicente Fernandez version A Mi Manera.

As long as the new feels better than the sorrow for the stuff you leave behind, it's all good.