These are my tap shoes. At least, they are the pair I was able to find after a few years of never having them on my feet. Tonight I am coming, oh so briefly, out of retirement, to dance for my dear friend Cecelia’s birthday. This is a mixed media performance–my short dance will be bookended by readings by Cecelia’s husband and another great friend. I am going to dance to Paul Simon’s “Hobo’s Blues” a nice short, instrumental with a great swing to it.
I practiced for about 20 minutes this afternoon and I really suck but I don’t think most people will know. Smiling helps; I remember. And I have to remember that this is a gift, for Cecelia, a friend I really love.
Wish me luck!