The Dance of Delight

The genre of memoir captivates me and the desire to push forward in exploring this style steadily grows.

Yet, I have so much to learn about writing that at times my mind enters a temporary paralysis of thought: fiction techniques to enhance my nonfiction, writing a nonfiction book proposal…the list seems endless.

I must resist the temptation to wish myself further along than where I am. All of my other artistic pursuits have receded into the background as writing takes center stage. This mighty thespian of my soul demands full spotlight, liberal space, unfettered movement.

It is as if Writing’s eyes meet mine with a penetrating gaze saying, “Take me I’m yours.”

“Oh you passionate one,” I whisper in return. “Other fickle lovers of my soul have come and gone, but only you have remained, season after season, year after year.

So today, I place my hand into your outstretched palm and follow your swirling and churning upon my life’s stage. I consent to this dance of delight… unsure and yet uncaring as to where it takes me.

*A special thank you to the Cedar Theatre Performing Arts Academy for the background silhouette of dancers.

About JoDee Luna

Raised with a paintbrush, crochet needle, or sculpting dough in hand, JoDee inherited her creative mind from her Italian mother, who JoDee sees as a master of living comfortably with shifting creative rhythms. JoDee’s own creative shifts took her to the Netherlands as an early adult, where she worked as a leader with a creative arts urban mission. Her artistic quests led and comforted her through a divorce, a long period of single parenthood, a journey back to school, a career as a teacher, and currently an instructional coach for the Lancaster School District. During her free time today, you will find JoDee gardening, blogging, dabbling in mixed media, crafting hand-made masks, writing, shooting photos, arranging flowers, dancing, or collaborating with her daughters on any of the above. When she’s not creating, she is most likely sleeping...and dreaming about the next project. Her book, Refrain from the Identical: Insight and Inspiration for Creative Eclectics, features helpful hints and inspirational reflections for artistic multi-taskers and her creativity website,, provides diy projects and inspirational posts.
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2 Responses to The Dance of Delight

  1. Andy Luna says:

    What a beautiful post! Take that writing dancer and twirl her into the unknown!

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