Monday, February 16, 2015

THE LOVE DANCE: InterPlay Valentine's Day Meaningful Fun for Chiboogamoo and Me!

THE LOVE DANCE WITH MY VALENTINE! (all photos by InterPlayer Francine)
Hallelujah for LOVE! Hallelujah for the DANCE! Hallelujah for celebrating Valentine's Day with my SWEETHEART at InterPlay Atlanta's Second Saturday in February through dance!

Although my Chiboogamoo (aka my husband, Tony Martin) and I have been InterPlaying together for almost two years, we rarely "play" with each other during our Second Saturdays. Atlanta's InterPlay community is large enough that we pair or group up with others to get to know them better. So Valentine's Day 2015 was special for us!

By chance, we paired up for a dance to Italian opera music not even knowing that it would be a nice long leisurely one. One that would allow us to linger, explore, and play!
PAIRED TO DANCE BY CHANCE. "Lovers don't meet somewhere. They're in each other all along." -Rumi
Given a vast array of directions to choose from including--swirl, leap, lead, follow, blend, come together, move apart, etc--we shared profoundly fun and loving moments together on this Valentine's Day.   

As you will see, I leave Rumi, the 13th-century poet, theologian, and Sufi mystic to narrate the rest of this blog entry.

"What you seek is seeking you." -Rumi
Your task is not to seek love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it." -Rumi
"Whatever you are." -Rumi
"A heart filled with love is like a phoenix that no cage can imprison." -Rumi
"Imagination has never imagined what you give to me." -Rumi
"Love is the way messengers from the mystery tell us things." -Rumi
That's Coffee With Hallelujah! SOUL BLOG with me about your LOVE, your LOVE DANCE and your VALENTINE'S DAY.

Thanks to Jennifer Denning for making this Valentine's Day special with her "babble" topics and Italian opera dancing music. And great appreciation to InterPlayer Francine, who surprised me by taking about 30 photos of Chiboogamoo and me, from which I wisely chose only a handful to share with you dear readers. I will definitely ask Francine to take photos again.


  1. I wish I had lived such an experience... :)

    1. Thanks Lily, I hope you did find some joy in reading this blog post and are not just a spammer for Lazy Penguin.

  2. Love the Rumi quote " .... re: remove the barriers to Love...." beautiful post Ruth. Happy V.Day & here is to the Dance of Love. x0x0.

    1. Callahan, I am so glad that you and I share such deep feelings about being here in this LIFE, OUR LIFE, NOW. Love you!