I recently learned that the Tilt-a-Whirl, that popular amusement park ride, is known as the “Waltzer” in Europe. I kinda love this distinction. One name emphasizes the discombobulating off-kilter spin of things, while the other sounds like a pretty dance. And of course it’s both. Life is both.
I’ve been feeling the tilt and spin of the earth lately, almost like I could fall right off. So I’ve been trying to practice remembering that wherever we are and no matter how off-kilter everything feels, gravity is always doing its thing. We’re on track. We can’t fall off.
The world turns, life whirls, we go around and around together, and we can — if we choose — approach it all like the most graceful waltz the universe has ever seen.
I can’t wait to see you this Saturday at Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living (abqcsl.org). Join us for service at 6:00, or beforehand for community & cheer at 5:30. XO, Drew
“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” — Friedrich Nietzsche