Would a Flamingo Dancer by any other name be as unique?

1689. One thousand, six hundred and eighty-nine. Don’t get excited for it isn’t my four digit bank account password! Not that it would benefit you in any way if it was, for my current account balance doesn’t total the sum of the individual digits of that number added together! It  is actually the number of posts I have written on WordPress.

It has been my habit to post several times a week, sometimes even daily over the years and so a mass of Flamingo Dancer information is available to the serious reader. I was going to use the adjective “committed” reader, but that might actually be a more apt description of the individual after they have rifled through my archives! Indeed, a padded cell and some medication might be just the remedy after a walk through Flamingo Dancer land!

I chose the name Flamingo Dancer after very little thought, as one viewing of the mating dance of the flamingo and I knew it was the moniker for me.

Have you ever watched a flock of flamingos performing their mating dance? They bunch together, heads held high, each individual bird lost in their own moment, but at the same time in total unison with their flock. First they dance in one uniform direction, and then by some unseen form of communication they sense that it is time to turn and dance back in the opposite direction; perfect, beautiful, graceful symmetry. Breathtaking.

The flamingos and their dance represent my perception of the human condition. I am alone, singular, and at the same moment I am part of something larger: family, community, world. Hence, I am Flamingo Dancer.

Come sway, spin, whirl, twirl, pirouette as you desire in your singularity and your plurality. Will you dance with me?




12 thoughts on “Would a Flamingo Dancer by any other name be as unique?

  1. I will be nice and say that it never occurred to me that 1689 had anything to do with the year in which you were born – because I’m finally off your stick list and don’t want to return to it.

    I’ve gone back and deleted several posts, so my “count” is off.


  2. ‘Will you dance with me?’

    Well if you insist FD, but should I remove my workboots first….would hate to cause harm to your exquisite flamingo feet. 😉


  3. I’m sure this lot were in Venice following a tour guide with a stripy umbrella… They did have big floppy hats on and were carrying bottled water though ….


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