I have a sticker that says, "It's never too late to have a happy childhood." I like that idea. In fact, I explore new things every day.
One of the things I wanted to do as a child -- and was strictly forbidden from doing -- was learn to dance. I love the grace and beauty of physical movement. I am also transfixed by the bright, colorful costumes dancers get to wear. The femininity of dance costumes appeals to me like a flame to a moth. I can't take my eyes off them.
Of course, I was never allowed near dance costumes, let alone in one. My yearning for dance and its attire has had to remain from afar.
Two years ago, I wondered: would it be okay now for me to get closer to this childhood experience I missed? I suddenly realized there is nobody stopping me, so I ventured forth in that direction...
I found online sources for dance costumes and purchased a few items. They are deeply satisfying even just to touch. Their physicality satisfies my longing in a way that can't easily be described. It feel like, at last, I am able to be happy. I am able to be myself.
I've often dreamed of taking dance classes and, in private, I've studied dance through books and practiced dance-movements. I don't know how much further I can take this but I dream about dancing frequently.
Do you have any dreams from childhood? Have you ever taken action to fulfill them? How did that turn out?