“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche
I was driving through town recently and pulled up to a stop light.
While I was waiting for it to turn green again, I glanced at the car waiting next to me, which was being driven by a young woman in her 30s.
Totally oblivious to the fact that I was watching her, she was moving her body, her head, and her arms wildly and rhythmically – to the music that she could hear – but that I could not.
She DID look somewhat insane, moving and dancing to the music that only she could hear.
She could have been afraid of what others would think and limited her movements so that she appeared quiet, calm, sedate, and not crazy – but she didn’t.
She listened to the music that only she heard and danced to it with enthusiasm - enjoying her life and the music to the fullest.
Are you enjoying the music that only you hear and the dance that only you can choreograph?
Or are you afraid that others will judge your music as unworthy of the joyous dance?