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things we lost

Did you know that there's a whole album of Bastille remixes? Well, there is. It's really about three of their songs remixed two or three times each, but if you're into that sort of thing, it's good. I'm pretty sure that one of them is going to be my new half-choreography/half-improv song for a bellydance show in the spring. (Or whatever comes around when I think I'm ready for it.) Despite being back in class, and being at nearly every show, I haven't actually danced for a while. Not anywhere outside of class or my house. I know if I wanted, Amy would let me step up to level 2 where I could be learning choreographies and potentially dancing in a group again... but I don't quite feel up to that yet. Maybe in a few more weeks.

Part of the problem is my feet aren't ever going to be the same as they were. Along with normal everyday pain in them, I've lot nerve feeling in the last two toes on my right foot. And this spring after injurying my foot when I fell (concrete floor + rain + slick shoes = major foot injury) there was also a lot of pain in my arches that makes my foot extra stiff. Like simple turns are hard if I don't have shoes on.

Maybe if my doctor had realized the pain was actually from the injury instead of assuming it was plantar fascitis, I would've been able to save myself the trouble. But, as it is I can't move those last two toes and you'd be surprised how often that's distracting. As much as I like being back in class again, I feel a lot more clumsy because I can't turn well/fast and I can't rest my weight there for too long without feeling stiff or sore or wobbly.

This turned into a long tangent about dance. Oops. Mostly despite all my issues with it right now, I'm excited to have found a song I think is a good fit for me to work on.