“Vivir con miedo es vivir a medias.” That quote from Strictly Ballroom reminds me why it is one of my all time favorite movies! It means, “a life lived in fear is a life half-lived.”
It is a satirical look a the world of ballroom dancing in Australia… A world where you must only dance Federation approved steps – you MUST do everything “strictly ballroom” – decorum and tradition demand it.
[Not really; a wickedly corrupt President of the Ballroom Dance Federation demands it, so he can keep his power and control; tradition has nothing to do with it!]
It is a world where individual creativity and expression are squashed. What are you to do, when the rhythm of your life and the music in your veins dictate otherwise? Should you give in to fear, or should you leap and spin and dance your own steps?
The score God has written for my life differs from the one He has composed for yours… May we dance our own steps. May we be free and encourage others to also be free.