2010-06-20 17:30:20.000 – Stacey Kawecki, Observer and Meteorologist
The boss dances too!
“Dance…even if you have no where to do it but in your own living room.”
-Baz Luhrmann – Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)
Dancing, like any exercise, releases endorphins and makes you feel good. That’s why the night observers (who often miss sunlight hours, especially during the winter) have regular dance parties to boost their serotonin levels (sorry guys, cat’s out of the bag!). People dance for all kinds of reasons: exercise, social interaction, peer pressure, one too many drinks, and mainly celebration. People gather for birthdays, high school reunions, family reunions, holidays, graduations, religious rites of passage, and most relevantly, weddings, with the intention to celebrate by dancing.
Weddings utilize dancing as a symbol for the different kinds of love involved in a marriage. There is the first dance that marks the beginning of a couple’s life as husband and wife. There is the father-daughter dance, the mother-son dance and the couples dance. There is disco dancing, line dancing (the Electric Slide anyone) and “white-man” dancing (sprinkler, lawn mower, running man…the list is seemingly endless). One of our staff did tie the knot yesterday, which resulted in a fabulous celebration that included some from the Obs. The bride and groom radiated sublime happiness and there was much rejoicing – in the form of gratuitous dancing!
Amidst all the jubilation, I had the opportunity to snap a photo. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did!
Stacey Kawecki, Observer and Meteorologist