Tango and Life

19 05 2009

I often find it difficult to explain to friends what Tango really means to me, although I did find the following useful:

“We enter this world alone.  We leave it pretty much the same way.   And in between, a dance we call life.
Problem is (that) it takes two to Tango.   So we look for signs; something to help us to find our perfect partners.  A smile, a wave.  But we have to to be careful; because while some signs can be misinterpreted, others can be missed completely …
Some dances you sit out.  Others you change partners.   The important thing is … (that) you never stop dancing.”

 (Chuck Fishman, Early Edition)





Why the name “Tango chose me”? Sally Potter and the movie, ‘The Tango Lesson’

7 05 2009

Each time I view Sally Potter’s movie, The Tango Lesson,  I gain new insights and understanding of the Tango dance, the partnership and the passions of Tango and of life expressed both on and off the floor, as well as the new discovery on how the partnership continuously works to create something special, together.

Near the end of the movie, Pablo Veron was asked by Sally Potter why he chose to dance Tango. Pablo replied, “Tango Chose Me” — hence the name of my  blog.   The journey is profound.  While each step along the way may seem uneventful, the composite has given me a new life that continues to provide me profound insights  — about myself, my relationships with others and life in general — that build on each other one day at a time.








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