which founding father said this (I think it was Thomas Jefferson, but could find no reference), "beware of new activities that require new wardrobes". Maybe I am just mashing up a couple of unrelated ideas. However, I had my first belly dancing class this week, and it was a blast. But, all of a sudden, a single hip belt, however jingly, doesn't seem to be enough anymore. I am craving bling, and bright colors and scarves and...I think a trip to the fabric store is in order.
As for the class, itself? I could do the foot movements. I could do the hip movements. I could do the arm and hand movements. I could even do any two of the above. All three, together? I am grateful I didn't fall. I haven't felt this clumsy and graceless since I've been 12. But still, fun and a lot of laughs, and I am looking forward to next weeks class.