A responsive and captive audience — Excerpt from Dancing in Heaven

circa 1970

I was at home babysitting Annie, and we were listening to the radio, when the song “Windy” by the Association came on.

“Annie! It’s our favorite song,” I yelled as I jumped up, grabbed an imaginary microphone, and started singing out loud along with the radio, in front of her chair. I replaced the name “Windy” with “Annie.”
I started marching to the beat of the words, “Da da, bum bum bum bum.”

Annie got excited and started waving her right arm up and down. She had a big grin on her face. I had a captivated audience, and now I was in full swing. I ran over and jumped onto the sofa, still holding my imaginary microphone in my right hand and using big dramatic arm motions with my left. I was singing out loud. Emphasis on the loud.

I jumped back off the sofa, got behind Annie’s chair, and twirled her in a circle as I sang. Annie was laughing all the while. By the time the song was over I was short of breath, and I had worked Annie into state of utter excitement.

“We love that song, don’t we Annie?” I said. “Whew!” I collapsed to the floor, arms and legs flaying out from my sides in an exhausted position, going for one more chuckle from Annie.

She complied.

 

 

Dancing in Heaven is available at:

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Author: CMSmith

I enjoy reading, writing, gardening, photography, genealogy and travel. I have opinions about many things, but am trying to age gracefully and not continually tick people off with them. Sometimes I can’t help myself.

11 thoughts on “A responsive and captive audience — Excerpt from Dancing in Heaven”

  1. such fun! wonderful….sing like that now…but maybe not on the couch…?! heheheh

    I do when no one is watching except my beloved dogs…they get happy too

    CM, reading your book on Kobo….love it 🙂 thank you for writing it…

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