Monday, February 6, 2012
Lessons In Grace... from Madonna
Graceful has never been a word that anyone would use to describe me. I have a long history of clumsy adventures that ended with bumping hard into walls, falling down multiple flights of stairs, and ultimately landing on my face. I wrote an entire blog entry about my misguided attempts at Zumba.
But with the recent performance of Madonna during the Super Bowl half-time show, I have a renewed confidence in my own movements. She teetered carefully across the stage on her 4-inch heels and nearly bought the farm a couple of times. She probably should have practiced in them first. And as the 53-year-old woman attempted a hand stand with her skirt flapping up while the dude from LMFAO grabbed one of her ankles and the other leg waved wildly in the air, I cringed. And I couldn't help but see myself as she attempted to stand back on her feet after getting down on her knees during "Hey Mr. DJ."
No matter how ridiculous I look in the circus-style mirrors at the gym while flailing around in an attempt to loose weight and get healthy, I take comfort in the knowledge that I now look at least as good as Madonna.
** Please don't yell at me if you think Madonna rocked the house. Watching it again in the sober light of day might give you a new perspective... :-)