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The Tango - Possible Spoilers

I love the undercurrent of the tango and what it represents within this story. There may be SPOILERS for those that haven't yet read the chapters listed.


In Chapter 8 - when Miss Josie states that she would have loved to learn the tango! A dream unfulfilled.

In Chapter 15 - Miss Josie gleefully tells Miriam that she's taking the tango lessons she's always wanted - with Harrison. You can hear the joy she's experiencing fulfilling this dream. The desire to dance at Charlie & Priscilla's wedding.

In Chapter 16 - Miriam takes Miss Josie's place at the tango lesson. She enjoys it; she flirts with Harrison; she's attracted to Harrison; she has a lot of fun! Miriam is becoming more & more Mellie!!

In Chapter 17 - Miriam convinces Kevin to take tango lessons with her after describing her "rapturous dance lesson" with Harrison (page 245). I could just imagine her thinking how she could surprise Harrison with her dancing expertise...about how well she would look dancing the tango at her son's wedding.

In Chapter 19 - Miss Josie & Harrison dancing the tango. Miriam & Kevin dancing the tango. Harrison asking Kevin to escort Miss Josie to her seat and taking Kevin's place in dancing the tango with Miriam. The fun, excitement, enjoyment, and attraction between the two of them during the dance.


To me, the tango symbolizes so many things:

  • Sensuality & attraction


  • A dream - one fulfilled


  • Life - and the living of life


  • Joy & enjoyment


  • A letting go - a letting loose - freedom



  • I may really have to learn how to dance the tango!! :smileyvery-happy:
    Liz ♥ ♥


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    Liz, just reading all of what you wrote about the [undercurrents] Tango, it was enough for me! I'm starting to perspire! (it could be a hot flash!) I loved the *dance floor* scene, but it wore me out! I haven't figured out how Josie kept up with it!

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    Adrenalin. Plain and simple.


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    Yes, the tango is a sensual dance. Anyone seen " Dancing with the Stars"?
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    maxcat wrote:
    Yes, the tango is a sensual dance. Anyone seen " Dancing with the Stars"?




    I love that! I was disappointed with the last one, when the wrestler didn't win the final. She was darn good. Girls just do not win like men. Why is that I wonder? When Kelly won (from General Hospital) they claimed a tye of sort and that John person won the second time. That was so false. But I love to watch other people dance, I can't and probably never could do those fancy kinds. ha. My daughter and her husband did the tango at their wedding reception because they had been taking lessons for their honey moon cruise. It was fun watching. I hope they have a new show this fall.
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    maxcat wrote:
    Yes, the tango is a sensual dance. Anyone seen " Dancing with the Stars"?





    Dancing with the stars is never judged on who is the best but who has the biggest fan base. I mean come on! Look how far Jerry Springer went because of his "gang" when others had to leave that were so much better. I do like the fox show, so you think you can dance, where the young people have to learn a new dance each week. Its like American Idol of Dance and is on right now, meaning this time of the season. Its a good clean cut way for younger people to get a shot, like AI and oh man they are so good!
    Speaking of dancing, I have this reoccurring dream, where I am in this big huge room that has a big balcony, almost like an old castle style with arched openings to the balcony, three of them, not doors, made of stone, with these white billowy sheer curtains blowing gently in front of them, but pulled to the side some, so that from the inside you can see the night sky and smell the flowers outside, moist from the night dew.

    Just inside the balcony to the left as you look at it, is a huge 4 poster bed with a goosedown mattress and lots of pillows and those same white sheer panels around it, just enough to barely hide behind, but soft images with whispers of silhouettes to those who could see if they were on the outside of it. To the right of the balcony, where you can see it from the bed, facing the bed on the other side of the room, is a huge fireplace, like in an old castle, one that stands almost as tall as a person, made of stone too. There is a huge picture above it, but I never can make it out. Candles stand on both sides of the mantle and also in standing chandeliers to the sides of the bed, not too close to be a danger but enough to cast a wonderful soft glow on anyone in the room. The kind of glow that, between the fireplace light and the candles, makes flickers of shadows dance across your face and body, highlighting you as if in a filtered spotlight that cause each of your movements to mesmerize. In front, as you look at this room, there is a stairway of 5 steps, that goes all the way across the room and becomes the only divider between the bed/fireplace area and what appears to be a ballroom floor. All of this is open space and meant only for the most intimate of times with the most intimate of partners, like one big honeymoon suite from another era in time.

    In this setting, its always the same. I am standing outside on the balcony, wearing something soft and billowy, and I see myself from somewhere below the dance floor. I watch as if i were in a movie. Its night, the curtains ripple in the soft breeze, so does the gown I am in, and my skin prickles with excitement as I take in a deep breath of clean fragrant air, filled with anticipation. Then, at the bottom right of the staircase, two huge french style doors open and in walks my love. One glance from him and my heart races and the excitement of my body fires adrenaline through me causing even my eyes to dialate, filled with his image and feelings of remembrances of his touch. He is wearing black slacks, tight where they should be but oh so manly with a perfectly white shirt opened just enough at the neck, that I know I could nuzzle there forever.

    He walks towards me, across the floor, saying nothing and extends his hand towards me to say, come and let us dance. I walk down the staircase, that may only be 5 steps, but each are like a representation of a deeper level of excitement, so I take in each step. My figure slightly illuminated now from the backlight of the candles and fireplace. Just as I reach the bottom, I look up into his face and see in his eyes what he sees in me and I never knew I was beautiful before this moment. I take his hand and exactly at that moment, music starts to play. It's as though somewhere offstage from our private play, an orchestra begins and fills the night air with notes of a most beautiful waltz. And how we waltz! Slowly at first, he holds me close and tight, then with a swirl, we begin the long full movements of the waltz, taking up all the floorspace, beautifully engaged as one. And as we make one turn I glimpse the bed and think how this is just how we are there too, and will be this night and I sigh deeply and swirl, letting him lead me to every corner of the floor. We dance. We dance. Then, the music starts to become slower and softer and we stop for a moment and just gaze at each other. The kiss is part of it all, the dance, the music, the night. Two coming together effortlessly in need to be one. He takes both my hands and starts towards the stairs that lead to the bed, as the soft white panels open with the breeze as if they are ready to caress us too.

    THEN THE DREAM ENDS!!! But I do love it lol and I know the place so well that I wished I could paint. I want a picture of that room and that balcony. Ok, before I went off into my dream here, THE POINT IS lol, I would like to learn true ballroom dances and dance once at least with someone I love with all my heart and body. I like to watch the tango tho I like the passe double more but oh how I want to waltz with someone. How I would love to recreate all of that dream actually ....and finish it in person lol :smileywink: ok now you can say, oh vivian, gag me with a smurf lol, I wont mind, its my dream, so its allowed to be drippy lol.
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    Viv's dream


    vivico1 wrote:
    I have this reoccurring dream,...


    Wow, Viv!! That is one vivid, detailed, hot dream! You know how to pay attention to the small stuff. That's going to be creating hot flashes all over the book clubs! :smileysurprised: When you wake up do you try to go back to sleep so you can try to finish the dream? If you ever recreate that room in a painting you should pass in on to be used as a book cover for a romance novel. Whew!
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    Wrighty wrote:

    vivico1 wrote:
    I have this reoccurring dream,...


    Wow, Viv!! That is one vivid, detailed, hot dream! You know how to pay attention to the small stuff. That's going to be creating hot flashes all over the book clubs! :smileysurprised: When you wake up do you try to go back to sleep so you can try to finish the dream? If you ever recreate that room in a painting you should pass in on to be used as a book cover for a romance novel. Whew!


    When I was younger, I used to be able to go to bed and say, ok this is what I am going to dream about and did. Or I could change my dreams in the middle of them if i didnt like them. I cant do that anymore and this is the one dream that I can not go back to bed and finish either. My dreams are very vivid and real. When I was in high school and college comp classes, mostly I just wrote my dreams. I call them my movie dreams because they are so detailed and things in them are detailed. I love dreaming lol! :smileywink:
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    The Tango/Dancing/Dot?

    All--

    I couldn't help but think about "Dancing with the Stars" as I was reading the tango scenes. I love watching that show and I was happy with Apolo Ono (sp?) winning.

    So Dot, can you do the Tango? Do you watching DWTS?

    Later--

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    Wrighty wrote:

    vivico1 wrote:
    I have this reoccurring dream,...


    Wow, Viv!! That is one vivid, detailed, hot dream! You know how to pay attention to the small stuff. That's going to be creating hot flashes all over the book clubs! :smileysurprised: When you wake up do you try to go back to sleep so you can try to finish the dream? If you ever recreate that room in a painting you should pass in on to be used as a book cover for a romance novel. Whew!




    Or you should write a novel! Now that is what you call a positive idea with thoughts like that, it would be a success.
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    kiakar wrote:


    Wrighty wrote:

    vivico1 wrote:
    I have this reoccurring dream,...


    Wow, Viv!! That is one vivid, detailed, hot dream! You know how to pay attention to the small stuff. That's going to be creating hot flashes all over the book clubs! :smileysurprised: When you wake up do you try to go back to sleep so you can try to finish the dream? If you ever recreate that room in a painting you should pass in on to be used as a book cover for a romance novel. Whew!




    Or you should write a novel! Now that is what you call a positive idea with thoughts like that, it would be a success.


    lol, Kiakar, in the nonfiction bookclub I am in right now too, someone asked me if I write or am published because of how I described some semi-scientific experiences in detail lol. Ok, like I told her, those who can write, write, those who can't, read. LOL, I think I am more of a reader, tho I would like to write, well and have a couple of things but I really dont picture me doing a Fabio book LOL. Never liked him actually. Maybe some hot greeting cards??? lol good and sappy too? All kidding aside, thank you guys, and for the nice thoughts about writing, from me just sharing some thoughts with ya. Everyone could use a little ego boost occassionally huh? :smileywink:
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    mairwill wrote:
    All--

    I couldn't help but think about "Dancing with the Stars" as I was reading the tango scenes. I love watching that show and I was happy with Apolo Ono (sp?) winning.

    So Dot, can you do the Tango? Do you watching DWTS?

    Later--

    Mair




    I do tango - in fact, Peter and I took tango lessons yeats ago for the fun of it and laughed like crazy. But I don't watch DWTS because most TV drives me crazy. I'm a PBS kinda gal. I like the news and other than that I don't have a lot fo time for it. Wish I did.


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    I agree that the references to Miss Josie and the tango, symbolized living life to the fullest, enjoy the day, sensuality, and all of the above. You go, girl !

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