“Nothing happens until something moves.” Albert Einstein
My mother used to wait for me at the gate to come home from school. No it wasn’t because of the day long separation from her daughter. It was to prevent her dear daughter from playing truant! As a child I gave maximum heartache and worry to my ever loving parents (my brother joined in too!). I would give the most feeble excuses to miss class, not practice and laze around. My parents made sure I went to classes regularly and worked hard to make sure I had the best opportunities.
I was interested in so many things in school that I was always running late after school. Be it sports, dramatics or the girl scouts I was in everything! The seriousness and dedication required for an artist was but a dormant kernel within me. And this is not an isolated incident. Many youngsters with great inherent potential often find it hard to juggle multiple interests and are further impeded by sheer inertia. Reluctance to go to classes is a common refrain I hear form many parents. However through the passage of time the sheer beauty of the art finally awakened an insatiable urge to learn and promote this art form. This isn’t unique to dancers though. The inertia to get up and get going can be manifested in any art form or academic pursuit. However it takes but a spark to light the fire!
Its tough to wake up and go for early morning practices or rush to the late evening ones from colleges and work but eventually the interest erases any vestiges of inertia allowing the lazy novice to blossom into a dedicated dancer!
So lets move and shake off that inertia for its just the world waiting to be conquered!