Tonight I feel very brave. I asked Yi Fong to dance! She's a much better tango dancer than I am, and that seemed to make it 10 times harder. (Thank you, akatchoom
, for encouraging me to ask her to dance on Saturday. Although I failed to be brave enough then, your encouragement was still with me tonight!)
It occurs to me that some of you may not be cognizant of the depths of my shyness affliction--I keep it pretty well hidden among friends. I remember once hoping that the shyness would go away as I got older. Now I'm thinking that actually what happens to those of us shy folk is that we get better at fighting it.
I also danced with a lovely young woman named Nat (I think), whom I'd never met before, and had some delightful dances with akatchoom
, Mari, and Mari's mom.
Funny thing, unlike last night, when I could tell that I was having a blast the entire time it was happening, tonight it took me most of the drive home to realize how much fun I'd been having.
Now, of course, I'm so excited I can't sleep :)