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Wow - I´m Ginger Rogers!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

I grew up with the fame of Fred Astaire. I saw all films on TV that my mother had gone to the movies to see. Fred Astaire was so skilled, so wonderfully elegant and clever in dancing, worth all admiration.
It wasn´t until many years later I understood that I should have admired Ginger Rogers more. Not only was she doing the same moves and dances as Fred Astaire - she was doing it backwards on high heels.

When I enter a gym class I today, I´m Ginger Rogers. I have to remember that when I compare myself with the others and feel embarrased. They are slim, fit and doing the exercise with an attitude of grace and energy. Me - I am red - no, purplefaced, sweating and panting and so exhausted I can hardly speak. I also have to overcome my embarrasment to show all those kilos in a gym suit... so - I am overcoming a bigger hurdle than the ones already saved. I admit that they have made better choices in the past, so they are already the Fred Astaire that I plan to become. Or not, I think it´s pretty cool to be Ginger Rogers! I´ll keep her in my heart even when I ´ve become like the other astaires...
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    emoticon WOW, you just opened my eyes! You've got so much couage - I admire you for doing something I haven't had the guts to do. My gym workouts consist of repetitive motions on machines designed to make me regret using them! I hope you continue to challenge Fred to make you stumble, because I believe you have the grace not to!
    3685 days ago
    Hmmmmmmm yes GInger did have a harder job. I lvoe to dance as well. Fred, Ginger, Gene Kelly - love watching them all and I never thought about the women having a harder job because they have to do it backwards!!

    Thanks for that thought!
    3685 days ago
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