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Let's face the music and dance

There is an old song, written by Irvine Berlin, called "There may be trouble ahead". I have no idea why that popped into my head this morning. The first verse is;

"There may be trouble ahead,

But while there's music and moonlight and love and romance

Let's face the music and dance."

What is interesting to me is the double meaning of "Let's face the music and dance". I like that idea of combining what we can do now with what may be to come. It is years since I watched the movie in which it features so I cannot remember the details of the trouble!

Perichoresis is a word which is sometimes used of God in Trinity - that is God Father, Son and Holy Spirit - in a never ending dance. That might seem strange but the idea it tries to capture is that God is never still and always beautiful. We hold that as a foundation of who we are - love of a God who moves around us, in us, in the world.

Dancing may be the last thing on our minds - it may seem flippant and, even, callous. If you do watch the video you will see that Fred Astaire simply keeps going until Ginger Rogers joins in - perhaps a whole different blog there! I am a terrible dancer but there are things which I can do to add beauty to the world, to both acknowledge an unknown future and to celebrate the good which is in the present.

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