Tuesday, December 02, 2008


Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about what’s next.
I recently read: “The seven habits of effective people.” One of the first exercises, the author asks you to do is to envision your funeral. What do you want people to say about you? What do you want to be remembered for?

I read the passage, shuddering at the thought that somewhere in the future, some well meaning soul would stand up at the altar and say, “Here lie’s CP, the world’s greatest Corporate Recruiter.”

Instantly I knew that I don’t want work to define me.

Which brings me to my newly discovered Monday nights: Last night as I was shimming across the dance floor, I realized I was falling in love again. I’m falling in love with the dipping, the feeling of a man throwing you down, inches from the floor, but holding you just enough so that you know no matter what, this man is not going to let you fall; the energy, the laughter that can come from missing a step, the beads of sweat that trickle down your back, the stitch in your side from doing one too many turns, the ache in your feet as you hobble home….

Sure I hope that when I do pass on I will have a special someone sitting in the front row, beside himself with sadness. But every now and then, as I lie back after my fun Monday adventure, I wonder would it really be so bad if in the front row sat a plethora of cutesy men who dip really well? Hmmmmm

So here’s what I do hope people will say when I die… "Here’s lies CP who loved to Dance.”

10 comments:

Leon said...

Well at least you were the "world's greatest" corporate recruiter. Most people die with a lot less distinction.

Stunner said...

I wonder what I would be remembered for...hmmm

Glad to know you are enjoying your dancing, you may just be remembered for that!

GC (God's Child) said...

warning--non sequitur

I dreamt you got engaged and were very happy but also you had a connection for jobs (think La Femme Nikita) and I needed you to put me in touch with this woman. I just now realized it was you I dreamt about. The economy must be in serious trouble if I dream that a blogger can get me work as a hitwoman.

Abeni said...

I hope they would say I tried to make the world a lil better place. More than likely they will say I was enigmatic and am being kind:)

Bush Babee said...

First, I'm huge fan of "Seven Habits". Secondly, your sentiment is beautiful.

Holla.

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Deb S. said...

I love this post! It makes me pause and think about my own life. May you always love to dance.

Pepper said...

thats a nice one....who loved to dance

Stephen Bess said...

I'll bet you can light up the dancefloor. :)I hope all is well.

Mad Bull said...

Wen everybody is gathered around and I am lying there in the coffin, I would love for someone to say in reference, "But wait! Look deh! Mad movin', doh? Ra_s, him nuh dead! Lif' him out deh coffin deh! Bring likkle rum mek we revive him!" yaddah yaddah...