Multiple sclerosis

I used to dance

Maybe I still do.

I had to stop dancing a year ago because of symptoms that would later turn out to be MS.

It was probably the most heart-breaking part of being diagnosed, so much so I haven’t gone back.

But I wanted to see what I was still capable of. So enjoy the random video me and my dog.

10 thoughts on “I used to dance”

  1. I used to run. I swear, I was once totally able of the motion of running. Now I don’t even do walking so well. This always makes me think of the Arcade Fire song “We Used To Wait”. I wonder if I dwell too much sometimes on the things I cannot do anymore or if it’s natural to watch someone jogging down the street and think, “I remember that”.

    1. I know what you mean. I was never much of a runner beyond the age of 10, I’m told, but I’ve danced since I could walk. And while there’s no before and after video, the before is a lot more graceful than what I can do now. I still have upper body control, but my feet are another story entirely. But I don’t know if I’m ready to leave dancing behind – I have to find a way to work it into my life somehow. It’s how I relate to music.

  2. Looks like you still do…..

    You know when your name comes up…for me, the first thing that I identify you with is dancer….. not writer, not animal-lover, not funny….all of which you are and more, but beautiful, graceful, strong, creative, risk-taking dancer…..

    love to you

  3. You definitely still dance!! I have always envied those who are able to do something so beautiful with their bodies, I am afraid I just dont have the rhythm haha. My daughter ADORES dancing but I am afraid she has her mommas problem. It is an inspiration to see you still trying to do what you love. It was BEAUTIFUL (gave me goosey-bumps)

  4. you are beautiful Jen

    it doesn’t matter what you could do before… it only matters what you can do now… and your dancing is beautiful…. (okay, before does matter to all of us… but we have now)

    satya sai baba used to say this “dance! dance! dance!” … usually in response to someone wanting prayer or healing or advice from some ailment…

    we cannot change what has happened, we can only learn to live with it and find ways to be happy and at peace….

    so DANCE! DANCE! DANCE!

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