My Dancing Miles

We had a great weekend: a little brick patio removal and dirt shifting in preparation of Faculty Academy (thanks Tim and Alan!) followed by the UMW Multicultural Fair with the family. And the all the while the Spring weather here in Virginia continue to prove sublime. But the highlight for me was watching my seven year old son Miles dance at the UMW Multicultural fair. It wasn’t a planned affair by any means, he simply got up during an intermission between two shows and started dancing non-stop for about 10 or 15 minutes in front of a crowd that very quickly warmed up to him. It was magical to witness how he lost himself in the movement while at the same time remained acutely aware he was putting on a show. I only had a camera, no video unfortunately, so I made a little animated GIF to remember it by. For a moment it reminded me of that popular internet  video with the kid who started dancing by himself which quickly led to a dance party. Hell, Miles always makes me want to dance.

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5 Responses to My Dancing Miles

  1. Paul Waltsak says:

    I am proud to say that I witnessed this genius! Your son is a ham and responds very well to the crowd. AWESOME

  2. pumpkin says:

    Lil’ hippie in the making…;-)

  3. Alan Liddell says:

    He’s one of the best damn kids I’ve ever had occasion to be hugged by.

  4. I love this, Jim. It made me cry. Little boys who are happy is just the greatest joy in the world. You are a lucky Dad.

  5. Reverend says:

    @Paul,
    A witness is always important when praising your kids, some folks just think I have no distance bt I do, I am an intellectual!

    @Pumpkin,
    Watch it pumpkin!

    @Alan,
    I need an animated GIF of you being hugged by Miles next.

    @Cathy,
    Absolutely, the joy thee is so deep and I so want to be him on a regular basis, it is just not right 🙂

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