I’m still feeling the warm and uplifting feelings of last week’s event. What was that, you ask.
A film followed by a dance. Not just any film and not just any dance.
“Musical Chairs”- a film about going beyond what we think is feasible; about rising above a disability towards ability, albeit in a unique form.
People in wheelchairs doing ballroom dancing. And then after the film, dancing with oh so many people (in wheelchairs) who came out to partake in the dance at the JCC in Manhattan for the ReelAbilities Film Festival program.
Wow, this was an eye-opener. Watching some of the people move their wheelchairs to the beat, spin their ‘walking’ dancing partners, move their upper bodies with such finesse, was an incredible tribute to their strength of spirit and soul; to express themselves in ways most of us would think is impossible.
As we know, music has the ability of going deep down into our ‘kishkes’ (gut and soul) and bringing up the most beautiful and heartfelt form of expression. It was freely expressed that night.
‘Farklempt’ I was as I watched the film and then watched the real abilities on that live dance floor. What a gift I gave myself that night. Even hubby Alan thanked me for finding this treasure of an event.
Once again I am reminded of how much life there is out there to experience, to learn, to witness, to be inspired by, to partake in. Life is to be lived to the fullest in oh so many ways.
Awesome – http://youtu.be/cJ9NqyChCA0
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