Snatch and Grab It
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“Opportunity…opportunity…is knockin’ at your door…opportunity knocks but once and don’t come back for more…” ~ The Very Best of Julia Lee
We danced last night. I was dressed in flannel. He was in cotton. At nearly midnight, the bedroom was our ballroom.
“Oh! You’ve got to hear the song I heard today.” He plugs in his IPod to the Sony Dream Machine and waits for me to come out of the bathroom, looking like Cinderella before the Fairy Godmother visitation. No tiaras and glass slippers tonight; bare face and feet’ll do.
He hits ‘start’ and before the bluesy beats even hit the air, we’d hit the floor.
“Grab in the night. Grab it in the day. Grab it right now — it’ll get away. Ya better snatch and grab it. Snatch and grab it. Better snatch and grab it ‘fore it gets away…
We rocked in the sweet little swing step we’ve been bopping about in since the days before arthritis and back surgery. He spun me out and spun me in. I threw my arm in the air for a bit of flash.
“Grab it in the east. Grab it in the west. Grab it in the place where you’ll hold it best. Ya better snatch and grab it. Snatch and grab it. Better snatch and grab it ‘fore it gets away…”
Wow. We got some spring still in us. Even my knee is having a good time. He giggles out loud at the lyrics and I giggle at his giggle.
“Grab it on the left. Grab it on the right. Grab it in the middle and hold it tight. Snatch and grab it. Snatch and grab it. Better snatch and grab it ‘fore it gets away…”
Her sultry style churns it up with the jazzy horns and plucky strings like a purple smoothie. And man–we be guzzling.
“Grab it up high. Grab it down low. Grab it real tight and don’t let go. Snatch and grab it. Snatch and grab it. Better snatch and grab it ‘fore it gets away…”
Every bounce on the balls of our feet lifts us a little higher. The week of loose ends and big decisions seems farther and farther away…all the money we’ve spent seems moot…nasty head colds have gone into remission…worries banished!…worries vanish!
…at least when we…
SNATCH AND GRAB IT!
“To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.” ~ Jane Austen
in limbo land
waiting on visas
Hint of Romance
Playfulness is a vital component of a vibrant marriage. Even spurts of spontaneity are exhilarating. Make everything new this week by snatching some of both.