Blogging and waltzing- my new life

When I started this blog 6 months ago I knew next to nothing about blogging. Now I know about twice that much! 🙂 Not that I  haven’t learned anything; quite the contrary, I had no idea how much there is to know . Blogging is much like practicing medicine-there is always something different or new to learn. It is an enjoyable challenge.

The  most important thing I have learned is a blog needs two basic things- a writer and a reader. Today I want to thank you , my readers, for making this possible. Whether you have been with me from day 1, or this is your first time to visit, I appreciate your interest and hope that you leave this blog richer than you came.

As my thank you “gift” , I am sharing my favorite flashmob video. It is a “flashwaltz” which happened, where else? in a hospital (after all, this is a health blog) . Music students played The Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky at the Hadassah Hospital.

This is a Viennese waltz, with a meter of 6/8 timing rather than the 3/4 timing of slow waltz ; being so fast, it is difficult to learn and I did not think I could do it. But my dance instructor Stefan told me I could do it, so with his patient instruction and encouragement I tried; to my surprise he was right. There is something almost magical about twirling around the floor to beautiful classical music and now it’s one of my favorite dances.

Listen, watch, dance, and enjoy. Thank you.

Stefan and I at a dance competition.
Stefan and I at a dance competition where we competed in Viennese waltz
The Waltz of the Flowers by the Boston Pops is available at Amazon (this blog earns a small commission if you purchase from this link)

Author: Aletha Cress Oglesby, M.D.

As a family physician, I explore the HEART of HEALTH in my work, recreation, community, and through writing. My blog, Watercress Words, informs and inspires us to live in health. I believe we can turn our health challenges into healthy opportunities. When we do, we can share the HEART of health with our families, communities, and the world. Come explore and share with me.

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