Electricity

Strung more tightly than violin strings, the two sweeping the darkened, smoky room in a feral arc know a dance that defies all others. Piazzolla provides the backdrop of sound, but the pulse is found far deeper inside–somewhere near the center of two souls, perhaps. Will the world implode in this, their passionate spin? Love, darkness and brilliance compel their moves; time will race or freeze and stars may blaze or die, but as long as the dance goes on, the night will be filled with mystery and animal joy that only these hearts could possibly make. Let the music stalk on, and learn to live and die of love: here in the night, the tango burning in these two will keep a world of beauty pulsing long beyond their lives.

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16 thoughts on “Electricity

    • Thanks! I used a nice photo from an anonymous source in Latin America as inspiration. Perhaps I’ll get very lucky and get a chance some day to study tango myself, but for now it’s nice to have others’ expertise to get me motivated.

  1. How I would love to see an Argentine tango in person, from a distance, of course. Those spike heels are dangerous!
    Beautiful image with this post, Kathryn. You really did capture the passion that is the tango. πŸ™‚

    • I ‘specially think the ‘kicks and flicks’ of the tango put the non-heeled partner at immense risk. Best to make sure the dance is learned and performed by responsible experts! πŸ˜€

  2. “Let the music stalk on, and learn to live and die of love: here in the night, the tango burning in these two will keep a world of beauty pulsing long beyond their lives.” Wow! I can feel the passion and hear the music through your words and your artwork is wonderful, Kathryn! Love this very much!

  3. ‘Let the music stalk on, and learn to live and die of love: here in the night, the tango burning in these two will keep a world of beauty pulsing long beyond their lives.’

    What more can be said? Captivating! XO

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