Let us start with the Maypole ... that upright vision ... phallic in
origin ... around which danced in frolicking frenzy damsels of old
... attached to the pole by long ribbons ... weaving an elaborate
maze which resulted in a common union of fertility at the center.
Today we have porno. Then we had Fertility Dances. And you thought
dancing wasn't fun.
The origin of the dance was the celebration of the changing of the
seasons ... and a sympathetic identification with the birth and
rebirth that those changes brought. Hey ... look ... it's Spring.
Let's hop in the hay. Hey ... look ... it's winter. Let's go to the
barn. It's Autumn ... it's summer ...in the leaves ... on the beach.
Anything in order to ensure the propagation of the species.
Dance ... mes amis ... is a good thing. Of course ... you might say
... hey ... what about the rain dance? Yeah ... well ... rain makes
the grass grow ... yada yada yada.
Dance has many purposes. Dervishes danced in order to ensure a
closer union to God ... their whirling akin to the whirling of the
planet. Shiva ... Lord of the Dance ... danced upon the defeated
demon of chaos and ignorance in order to proclaim his victory. Not
much unlike ... in my imagination ... not much unlike Tar-Zan
(gorilla talk for White Skin) as he placed his foot upon the corpse
of a defeated enemy and yelled for the world to hear ... uhuh - aahh
- uhhhh - aaaahhhh
while beating his chest in a frenzy and then running off and asking
Jane for one last dance before they hit the vines.
So ... with all this dance info ... you might think it appropriate
if I showed you a doo-dad made of rubies and pearls and diamonds and
gold ... a little sprite ... a dancer if you will ... made circa 1940
by Van Cleef & Arpels. Very very pretty little thing ... probably
warming up for a romp around the maypole.
For those of you who are new to this thing called Tidbits...may I
direct you to my home page at www.tyler-adam.com
where you will
scroll down the left side menu till you get to the area that says
Tidbits Graphics ... and then click on the link that says: Dancer
... for a view of our sculpted figure in gold.
And there ya have it.
That's it for this week folks.
Catch you all next week.