So today, the friend and I had a dance workshop. We are doing a program for the community in the next couple of Sundays and one of the ideas was to conduct a dance workshop so that people can join us in on the stage on that day.
Awesome idea…its like crowdsourced dancing or something. I really love doing workshops. I am the talker and my friend is the dancer. I am more of ‘on the count of 1,2,3’ while she is all about grace and how to get the dance steps right. I am more about starting and stopping the music on the laptop while she is all about getting those steps right. In short, I think we work well as a pair.
Anyway, so today we did a workshop for 1.5 hours. Which meant I was shouting, screaming, dancing and doing some 100 other things for the whole 1.5 hours. As soon as the workshop got over, I felt faint. RD came in with R2 to pick me up. R was talking something to me and I zoned out. I did know what I was doing. I was like an trance. I felt faint and I was clueless about what friends were saying.
RD: Are you okay, RM? How was the workshop?
RM: I am feeling faint.
RD: Hehehe! okay lets go home and eat.
And I just said bye to everyone mechanically and came home. And then ate. and ate. and ate. I told RD I was feeling really tired. I am wondering how I am going to dance on that day. Do a dance and then do a workshop dance as well.
RD: Do you realise you are getting old?
RM: Old? What old?
RD: As in age old! You will complete 37 years in September this year. You do realise that, eh?
RM: WHAT WHAT WHAT
RD: WHAT WHAT? You are closer to forty that you believe you are. Once you cross 35, you are actually closer to 40. You know that eh?
RM: WHAT WHAT WHAT. But I am only…..only….only…
RD grinned at me and started to wipe that ginormous pile of patrams to keep back in the shelf!
I am still kind of in a shock! I mean, really? Really? I am actually getting old. But like that lady in that movie ‘Sholay’ said ‘Jab tak I have jaan, I am continuing to be naaching’ or something..that is what I plan to do!
Its just realising that I am really nearer to 40 than I thought can be pretty shocking, eh?