Ballrooms and metaphors

Ballrooms and metaphors

You know life's a ballroom, Rose, if you'll pardon the metaphor.

If you hear something you like don't analyze it, just...just dance to it.

Miles may not have been in all 7 seasons, but he sure made his mark on the series and on Rose's heart. Surprisingly, for a guy who taught college level English as someone in the Witness Relocation Program (he used to be an accountant - yeah, I don't know how that works either), he's great at speaking in metaphors. This is unfortunate for Rose, who claims she doesn't know what they are. However, we all know that she learned that term when Dorothy was painting the town red with Barbara Thorndyke in season three, but I digress.

Miles' metaphor sticks out to me a great deal now as I've really grown into my adult life. When I was younger I usually marched to the beat of my own drum, but there were absolutely times when I held back on something that felt natural to do; it varied from speaking my mind to wearing something I wasn't sure I could pull off to getting a tattoo I wanted to get, etc. One might say that there were times when I heard a song I liked, but chose to stand off to the side and let others dance to it.

And to that fear now I say, "Eff that horsesh*t." Life is just too damn short to not do YOU.

As I've reached this point in my life I embrace that way of thinking even more. I think Miles' sentiment is essentially, "Do YOU, boos!" and that's a mentality we all should embrace.

 

In friendship and cheesecake, 

H

Put YOU first

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