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07 March 2011 @ 12:20 am
Joy, in both fierce and peaceful flavors  
This weekend, amongst other delights, I was able to experience two of my most favorite activities in the world.

Saturday night, we went to Ground Zero and I got to spend a blissful hour and a half whirling about the dance floor. They played a lot of songs I was unfamiliar with, but no matter, the pulse of the music was enough to guide me... I'm such a bad goth, though - losing myself in music and motion is so intensely pleasing, I smile entirely more than my tortured soul should allow. ;P I'm unlikely to change though, and there is a deep joy, and odd peace, in letting the dance flow through me and not caring what I look like.

Sunday afternoon, I made a brief visit to the Minnesota Institute of Arts. There was not time for the Titian exhibit, but just wandering about the quiet halls and being so close to pieces of beauty and history brings a happy stillness to my soul. It's much the same in libraries, particularly old ones where art and architecture are so important to the whole experience. Knowledge and art, gracefully together in high-ceilinged halls - I think that is what heaven feels like. Again, I was smiling like a fool, walking through the lightly falling snow back to the car, a stillness and contentment in my heart.

It is strange how two such disparate activities could evoke such similar reactions... But good, very good.
 
 
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Albredaalbreda on March 7th, 2011 01:29 pm (UTC)
Sounds like perfection - all of it! :)
Amanda Marksdottir: Negatedragnvaeig on March 7th, 2011 01:54 pm (UTC)
I find I have the same trouble with gothness, myself. I feel too much like I'm finally myself, like I'm finally comfortable, not to grin like an idiot. And dancing doesn't make that go away! XD
whymcwhymc on March 7th, 2011 04:55 pm (UTC)
Those both sound marvelous.

I've not been to Ground Zero for years now, but I still fondly remember sneaking over there for a night out now and then when I was visiting the folks. =>