Time to Play Statue!!

It’s that time of the year, which marks the end of one year and beginning of the other.

It’s that time of the year, every body looks forward to.

It’s that time of the year which people celebrate with gay abandon.

It’s that time of the year when people party.

It’s that time of the year when people make merry.

It’s that time of the year when people eat and drink.

And it’s that time of the year when people dance.

 

And I am People and I do all that on every new year eve party but for the last thing.

Yeah…that dance part!

Yes, I can’t dance!!

 

I can’t dance to even save my life.

Have never ever danced in my whole freaking life!!

Have never ever done that!!cant-dance

 

I love watching people who dance and admire them too.

But somehow it’s never been on my list of things to learn.

And I have never felt inadequate about not being able to dance.

Rather, I am at peace with myself on this.

 

So, at a party I would be content chatting with friends and acquaintances, enjoying the music, watching people dance, savor each morsel of the feast…and feel relaxed and happy at the end of it!

 

But that’s not what people around me think.

 

They believe…

  • I am not dancing, because nobody has asked me to join them for the dance.
  • My repeated sayings, “I don’t dance…I can’t dance…” are mere shy utterances.
  • I am not enjoying the party.

 

So, their next plan of action would be to pull me on to the dance floor, where somebody guides me to a dance action and another one instructs me to follow that twist.

And I would be standing like a statue amidst beautiful dancers, showing eagerness to learn their fluid movements. And when I believe my grey cells have remembered the sequence of steps, and they instruct the limbs to replicate the learnings…the limbs just refuse to budge and they stay standstill as they were before…and repeated directions by the dancers result in same result…A Statue!!

 

Some patient ones persist for some moments and then seeing an opportune moment, I rush back to my safe haven, till somebody else sees me and repeats the whole process with same results…Another Statue!! And then yet another one! And can KG be far behind? He joins in too!!!

Aaahh…

 

I wish they all excuse me from this ridiculous process.

I wish they realize and understand that one can enjoy a party even without dancing.

I wish they read this.

I wish…

 

Alas… none of these wishes will come true and it’s gonna be the same dance and statue sequence for me, this new year eve party too!!

 

You guys have a rocking party while I play statue yet again!!

 

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27 thoughts on “Time to Play Statue!!

  1. Wish u a very happy new year Shilpa….I have written an article on this dance thingi too..and will post it but not now; after few days..as it is somewhat similar to yours 😛

    will make it different now 😀

  2. Hi Shilpa,

    You have ideally explained my experience. I cannot dance at all but I really look up to people who do.

    Its kind of embarassing when we are forced to do something which we are not unable to.

  3. Oh no! Oh no! Oh no! Not again !!!! 🙂 Are YOU my twin or something ????

    I cannot dance either.. and especially the ‘lattha party dances’ 😀

    Looks like you will be forced to read my entire archive this way. I wrote this sometime back about my dancing dramas — http://sothisishowyoublog.blogspot.com/2009/07/dance-pe-chance.html

    Pls pls read. I am quite certain you will enjoy 🙂

    Btw I LOVED your post!!! Had me laughing so much. Fellow-statue speaking here. Lets shake on that 😉

  4. hehehehe … i never danced before … but in BITS music nights/DJ nights… u shud have seen me groove …

    ^_^

    ok i wasnt that great too …

    BTW, i have my very own laptop which i shall take to BITS this time … and so will devote a lot of time to blogging again … to start off, i’ve tagged you in my last post … do respond!

  5. @ Lakshmi Rajan : Hi LR!!

    Wishing you a great year too!!

    Ah…you too!! 😀

    Yeah, activated that, so that you comment without any Sigh!! 🙂

    @ Neha : Hi Neha! A very happy new year to you too!!!

    Oh God!! All I can say to what you have said is :

    1. We think so very alike.

    2. Is there some telepathic connection between us??

    Coz this is the third time you have told me that you wanted to blog exactly on a similar subject!! 😀

    Yeah, you must write and would love to see your expression! 🙂

  6. @ Tanushree Pillai : Hello Tanushree!

    I know, its amazing to see people who can dance so effortlessly on any music!

    I agree, but its the same story every time! **Sigh**

    @ lostworld : Et tu!!

    Neha thinks the way I do and I think the way you do!! Wow!!

    Looks like we are some sisters lost in some Kumbh Mela!! 😀

    I’ll surely check you post!! 😀

    Shake a leg?? You know how we’d do that!!! LOL 😀

  7. @ Roshmi Sinha : Thanks and wishing you a great year ahead too! 🙂

    @ Rohit Dassani : Happy New Year to you too Rohit!!

    You mean, “Hope you get to play more statue statue!” Right??

    Cheers 🙂

  8. @ Subhayan : Wow!! Cool, that you learnt the art of grooving!! 🙂

    Its commendable! 🙂

    Great news…and welcome back!!

    My blog missed you truly!!

    Am hopping over to you blog in a while!! And will surely take up the Tag!! Haven’t done one since ages!! 😛

  9. hahaha, kumbh ka mela – I dunno; but i discussed to write about this topic with a fellow blogger too 😛 cos I have two left feet when it comes to dancing..so tomorrow, I will be the DJ 😀

  10. Hi Shilpa – You’ve got company! Four left feet between my husband and me….and we’re staying at home for New Year not because we can’t dance, but we just find it more meaningful.
    Great post!
    Good wishes for the year ahead!
    C

  11. Well well ….who else cud vouch for the fact that you and dance are like sea and sky which SEEM to meet only at HORIZON………
    well guys….I’ve given up on her and a free advice for all….pls give up….she CAN’t and WON’t dance…..
    and let her be…..she has two left feet!!
    my commiserations to you for missing out on one gr8 joy of life…..

  12. u know when I go to parties, its the same wid me…so decide to binge on alcohol….so then I dont remember how I danced and cudnt care lesser….
    to be honest born wid two left feet so I avoid going to dance parties

  13. @ Aashima : Well…well hope your free advice is taken especially at the party tonite!!

    And thanks for understanding!! 😀

    @ Shahid : Gosh, you too! I was just observing, almost all comments are from Statue players!! 😀

  14. @ BK Chowla : Am truly glad to have made your day, Mr. Chowla!!

    Nah, you are not the odd one…see you have lots of company here!!

    A very very happy new year to you!! 🙂

    Cheers 🙂

  15. Ha! Ha! Ha! You too can’t/won’t don’t dance … well I was like till some time back then some people made me throw my hands and legs in random and thats what I do now whenever required 😀 … Don’t worry maybe kabhi to aa jayega..

  16. @ Reema : Oh, you are blessed! Its great that you can dance jaise hi music chalu hota hai!!
    Here, after observing, analysing and even memorising, the limbs refuse to move!! :p

    @ Dhiman : Wow! That’s a great way to start dancing!!
    Yeah, let’s hope…kabhi to aa hi jayega, if not in this janam, may be in the next one!! 😀

  17. I am sure I would be in your hate list too..if I would have been in the same party.

    I love to dance (not like proper solo dance)..but yes dancing on stage with DJ playing music and frnds around…I just tend to let my dair down and dance till my legs refuses to support me. And I ensure that everyone dance along.

    But now after reading your post I can understand how some people would have hated me for doing this. I think I shall not coerce someone to the dance floor. :o)

    Statue!!!

  18. @ Amrit : Nah..I wouldn’t hate you and nor do I hate people who pull me onto the dance floor! 🙂
    It’s just that, I feel their rhythm of the dance is disrupted and thus they miss out on dancing with gay abandon. And I know dancers just love to let their bodies sway to the music. And with statues like me, just imagine the dance floor! 😀

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