KONA, Hawaii // The two words I am focused on this year are learn and play. My aunty on the Big Island is into zumba. You could say it’s her jam. Adam and I decided to tag along and discovered a world of play. Zumba is an hour of cardio dancing which equates to an hour of play in my books. Dancing, even if off rhythm and not in step with the rest of the class, brought me as much joy as building the large octopus sand sculpture on the beach in Santa Barbara. Dancing is something I'd like to incorporate into my daily routine // probably after journaling and stretching but before lunch. Not just toe tapping to music but all out flailing of the arms and shaking of the booty. Zumba was not only a great workout for the physical body but also the playful spirit within.
Dedicated to Aunty Brenda. Thanks for showing us your moves and for making it impossible for me to keep my spirit fingers in control when “Get Ugly” is played on the radio.