Tuesday, December 7, 2010

#reverb10 - Moment

Pick one moment during which you felt most alive this year. Describe it in vivid detail (texture, smells, voices, noises, colors).
 Ali Edwards)
It was cool in the room. The whirr of the fans a faint backdrop to the chatter of the people standing around. Places. Everyone seemed to have a place. Not me. I searched the floor space for a vacancy, somewhere off to the side, out of the way, but I was too late.

Gray, cotton shorts swish against my legs as I move forward.

Gently herded to the middle of the room, directly in front of the instructor. She's petite. Maybe all of almost 5'. A powerhouse of confidence and strength dressed in board shorts and a black tank, hands gloved and clenched.

The music starts. Pounding its way through the wooden floor, urging muscles, long out of use, to move. Panic.

Can I do this?

Charmed, mirroring the motions, just a beat behind. Warmth spreading across my limbs. Hairspray and scented lotion waft across the room. Black amethyst.

I think I can do this.

Heart pounding. Flashes of nike and under armour. The floor beneath us reverberates with the pounding of soled empowerment. Ki-ya!

I can do this.

Sweat drips beneath my shirt, dark patches a testament to the exorcising of fear. Feeling the burn. I smile.


Faster, stronger. Just a few more minutes. Pushing through the ache.

The music slows, the noise recedes. Flowing, releasing, breathing.

I can do this again.

(2010 has been a year of deeply felt moments. Many of them I'm still working through. This day was a much needed reminder that although I can't control what's going on around me, I can take ownership of what's going on inside of me. Sometimes it's as simple as needing a little guidance, a bit of support, and a hot and sweaty workout to refocus my 'can do, love Life' attitude! Then there are the days I eat chocolate.

I know I'm a little behind with the prompts, but I fully intend to complete each one! In pursuit of that, I will probably fudge the dates, so the prompts stay in order. No, not a necessity, but will certainly help me to stay organized!)

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