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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Valerie Harper: When life asks you to dance

Ruth St. Denis  (Library of Congress)
Valerie Harper deserved every last centimeter of the standing ovation she received during this year's premiere of Dancing With the Stars.

Whereas many with a diagnosis as fatal as hers would simply get their affairs in order, Harper's philosophy is this:  When life asks you to dance, you just have to dance.

Dancing has long been equated with living life to the fullest, no matter what.  Perhaps Garth Brooks sang it most eloquently:  Looking back on the memory of the dance we shared 'neath the stars above, For a moment all the world was right…  Yes my life is better left to chance, I could have missed the pain, but I'd have had to miss the dance.

Valerie Harper didn't miss the dance.  And for that, her partners far and wide are most grateful…   


Copyright September 18, 2013 by Linda Van Slyke   All Rights Reserved

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