Last summer, while enjoying the delightful warmth and sunshine gracing the greater Portland area, I stumbled upon two people dancing. Mesmerized by this attractive young couple, I had to pause in my day to enjoy their performance during that last hot weekend at the Saturday Market. The mere fact that there were two people dancing on the streets in Portland would generally be enough persuasion for me to stop and appreciate the couple enjoying life and each other; these two took it to another level, generally one kept to circus tents. Their legs went on for days, for they were on stilts. I can’t imagine that walking on two pegs rather than a whole foot (heel, arch, ball, and toes) is easily achieved, but they made it look natural. They moved effortlessly and with such grace that I think I stood gawking for near half an hour.
I hope that one day, I can be as much of an awe-inspiring example for some other person. A few iPhone snap-shots of the dance:
Their fun-having was so infectious, members of the crowd delighted in their involvement, showing as much enthusiasm as was demonstrated.
I look forward to these sun-filled summer days when revelers can once again delight in dancing outdoors.