October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Actual Dance is about many different things. It is about breast cancer. It is also about love. It is also about relationships. It is also about spirituality and what life really is. It is about a lot of things.
In October in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness I will post a daily blog with a reflection about breast cancer. The reflections will stem from something in the play. (All quoted lines are text from the play.)
Day 26: Magic Words: Two days ago I spoke about the experience with a Rabbi that turned out to be neither the right time nor the right place to have the right talk. “I need to talk to someone else.” It turned out to be the “psychiatrist I had seen every now and then for the past twenty years.” I told him about the imagery of the ball room, the orchestra and the dance and “how real it was to me,” hoping that he would give me medication to make it go away “and change the future by changing what was going on in my head. Instead he called it a metaphor and said it was beautiful.” His words had a dramatic effect on me. It was like magic. It had never occurred to me that the dance was “beautiful.” Immediately, I react and understand that “The Actual Dance will be the ultimate consummation of our love.”
Stat of the Day: 40, 290 women are expected to die from breast cancer this year or an average of 110 per day.
Task of the Day: An encouraging word. Talk to someone who is struggling with cancer and let them know how much you love them. That might just be magic for them!
Resource of the Day: Words can have a dramatic effect on our loves. Here are some reflections and suggestions based on this idea. Secular. Faith.