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Oh how much I miss the dancing days!

on April 4, 2014

I was going to write something both poignant and eloquent but have hit a blank tonight. Nostalgia I guess. I tried to show Ants how to use his new phone to no avail this afternoon. Then, just a moment ago, he actually answered it!

Anthony, Julie and her mother, Meg, on wedding day 1993

A Goyders Dardanup

The treasure chest of memories of my dancing days with Anthony (and Ming too) is a constant source of absolute joy in the face of what we are going through now. This afternoon Ants was more frail and confused than I have ever seen seen him and I got a bit of a shock.

So, yeah, I miss the dancing days.


42 responses to “Oh how much I miss the dancing days!

  1. Whoa Anthony is such a handsome man ! I had a completely different picture in my mind not a bad one just not quite what I see in these photos. LOL You are a beautiful couple and I understand about missing the dancing…I do too. Love and hugs

  2. Loook at how absolutely beautiful you are in the picture with your mother and Anthony and how happy. I have a big smile on my face. Thank goodness for pictures 🙂 What a happy surprise that Anthony managed answering the new telephone, hooray for Anthony!

  3. You two look beautiful 🙂
    Love.

  4. bulldog says:

    Just to long for that dance must be worth the remembrance of happy times past… Sterkte…

    • jmgoyder says:

      Are you feeling better?

      • bulldog says:

        I’m slowly getting there, still struggling with the collapsed lungs and bladder infections, and of course with all the antibiotics my taste buds have gone to hell, consequence huge loss of weight 10 kg now… need to build myself up again but feeling up to the fight…

  5. Judy says:

    I can see why. In your current situation, you’ve had to “step up.” I don’t know how to put a “spin” on this. How I wish you could “waltz” through life again!

  6. You and me… ‘dancing days’… literally I had so much fun dancing . It was a wonderful outlet and brought great joy…

    I’m sorry that Ants… is having greater difficulty… Diane

  7. susanpoozan says:

    Wonderful that the phone worked for you both, long may that continue.

  8. ksbeth says:

    aw, i know that must be so hard. interesting, i wrote about a dancing experience of my own today )

  9. mimijk says:

    I can feel your sorrow – and I am happy that you had days of dancing and bereft that they are gone. I do think that there are new moments ahead with Ming though which will make your feel move with joy and music again..

  10. FacetsofLucy says:

    I read something uplifting about ‘doing it now’ and ‘saving up the memories’. What wonderful memories to share. He’s one handsome man, isn’t he?

  11. FlaHam says:

    Julie, Smiling, you have a wonderful way-back machince filled with memories that fills you with joy, Those memories are so so important, It is good you keep them fresh. Take care, Bill

  12. Hugs to you Julie. Dancing is so magical. Hey, why not blare some tunes at home and dance around your kitchen for the fun of it? I do this a lot, even whilst cleaning LOL! Love your photos.
    Diana xo

  13. My son pointed out to me last week, the irony that I was feeling “sad” about “happy” days, and shouldn’t I look back with happiness of having had them, rather than sadness that they’re gone.
    (While I appreciate his logic, it is still very hard to do that). Hugs

  14. I have a difficult time “liking” this post Julie. I know the pictures are deceiving to some degree, when I look at them I “see” Anthony bent forward in contemplation and curiosity. He “looks” inquisitive. In the one he looks like he’s reaching for a hug. I don’t blame you for missing those days. And what a beautiful family you are. ❤

  15. Trisha says:

    The word nostalgia doesn’t really convey the feeling of loss that is so often felt when reflecting on days gone by, does it? I was thinking about that earlier this week when feeling nostalgic (sad) myself. There needs to be a better word for that feeling.

  16. Love the photos. The first one of you is gorgeous, all of you.

  17. lensgirl53 says:

    Ahhhh… the beautiful people….you just go together! I hear the sad sentiment in your voice, dear friend.

  18. Lisa Rest says:

    Wonderful photos! I miss dancing days too, if for other reasons… 🙂

  19. jatwood4 says:

    JMG, as well as you love those memories, I believe Ants remembers too. Even if a person forgets all of the details, the experience will be with him. ♥

  20. You do have a wonderful treasure chest of memories, and they will continue to dance in your heart. Even when my parents lost all their present thoughts and details, they held on to many of their very distant memories. I held on to the rest for them, wrote them down and shared them with them and their grandchildren. It kept them alive for me as well.

  21. Gorgeous photo memories, Julie. A good looking family. 🙂

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