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Could she dance

By William McDonald
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March 20, 2017 - 0 comments

In a little café a little out of the way …

This is Dedicated to the One I Love

“Dance with me.”

It wasn’t a question.

She was a 70-something, 5-foot something, silver-haired beauty with eyes that could carry on a conversation and a smile that could make a beggar give up his last dime.

“Come on, it’s my birthday. Dance with me.”

She held out her hand and, just like that, the boy who couldn’t say no said “yes” to a girl he didn’t know and let her tug him gently onto the dance floor.

Could she dance?

Like rain on a rooftop, like snow on Christmas Eve, like wind in the willows.

Could she dance!

Achy Breaky Heart

She disappeared into a swarm of Line Dancing seniors flooding the stage like Genesis 7 then surfaced a minute later, heel diggin’, triple steppin, weaving and leaving me speechless.

Could she dance?

Like thistle down on the wind, like ripples on a brook, like the moon over the ocean.

Could she dance!

I couldn’t take my eyes off her.

So I didn’t.

I was happy just sipping my wine and drinking her in.

Save the Last Dance For Me

“I’m saving the last dance for you. Come on, it’s still my birthday.”

“Tell me your name.”


“I write a blog for seniors. I want to write about you. About your dancing.”

“What about them?” She nodded toward the dance floor filling up again with dancing seniors.

“Yes, them, too. You’re all amazing, all inspiring.”

“Nah. We’re just all past the point.”

“The point?”

“The point of not dancing like everybody’s watching but dancing like nobody’s watching.”

“Didn’t Mark Twain say something like that?”


“Dance like nobody’s watching

Love like you’ve never been hurt

Sing like nobody’s listening

Live like it’s heaven on earth.”

She nodded again toward the seniors.

“We’re not aging, Blog Man …”

She kissed me on the cheek.

“… we’re ripening.”

She pulled me onto the dance floor.


I never did get her name.


By: William McDonald/Author/Old Friends (Endless Love)

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