Recently, I watched as two dancers floated across the stage in a dance about a woman who has breast cancer. The dance was on the TV show, So You Think You Can Dance, and it spoke volumes without saying a word.
The male dancer was the perfect partner. He was there to pick up his partner, to catch her, to hold and to carry her. In ninety seconds they showed fear, frustration, anger, and hope simply by the way they moved. The way they moved, moved the judges, the audience, and me to tears.
They achieved what I think we all strive to achieve; to touch those around us in a deep profound way. In a way that leaves those around us changed because they have interacted with us.
This is my goal every time I pick up my keyboard to write. I want to create a lasting image, thought or phase. It is a very stressful and overwhelming goal at times, but to create such an experience as those dancers did would be an honor and privilege.
I pray that reading this will unearth that same desire in something that you do.