shall we dance

You walked across the floor

bowed slightly before me

“Shall we dance?”, you said.

I laughed

because I didn’t know how.

You offered your hand,

your face, filled with optimism

your eyes made waltz irresistible.

How could I refuse.

note: Last Sunday, last day of Festival del Sole, Mrs. Abstract and I attended a concert featuring Midori, Ildar Abdrazakov, and the Russian National Orchestra. The Orchestra played several pieces including Masquerade Suite by Aram Khachaturian.


link: (shorter version from War & Peace movie)

or link: (Dmitri Shostakovich – Waltz 2, Russian Waltz )

for more beautiful waltz music


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