Sometimes you gotta put on your Boogie Shoes!
I was walking-dancing-singing down the sidewalk MC Hammer style when I finally noticed someone behind me. A cyclist trying not to laugh at me, to my face anyway. Right! People can sometimes see me when I’m on the sidewalk. I stopped dancing to let him pass (what’s a cyclist doing on the sidewalk?), adjusted my headphones and went back to the beginning of the song.
This song is dedicated to Geezer94 at Old Guy Photography who has a wonderful life lesson for us. In his post The Old Guy . . . Spontaneous . . . he recounts his life-long affliction: Spontaneous Dancing Syndrome! Geezer94 was born to dance in his spirit and heart. He’s a self-described Old Guy, crippled by heart disease, diabetes, and diabetic neuropathy. Even so, all this pain can’t stop his SDS.
We should all be so lucky to have Spontaneous Dancing Syndrome! Even if you weren’t born with it, I believe it’s a condition that can be acquired. Put on your boogie shoes and dance! Especially in your heart and spirit. The world will be a better place, including yours. If not, at least you’ll give people something to laugh at during rush hour!
[“Boogie Shoes,” by K.C. and The Sunshine Band. Original Release: Boogie Shoes / I Get Lifted, 1978.]
Video posted to youtube by user Dee Jay Luka