I had a wonderful opportunity to visit my son in Egypt in 2017. While I was there his friend Jamie took us on a Nile Cruise. The music was playing as we entered the vessel, and we noticed Egyptian youth dancing. My son and I took part until my son reminded me that women did not dance in public venues like this, and I that should stop. Respecting the culture, considering my age and how corny my moves really were, I sat down and watched.
I still had fun watching ethnic and generational cultures meet in dance. Micah held his own and even did a James Brown split. He had been part of a youth group that did hip-hop dance when he was younger. He still has his moves. He held his own on dancing on the Nile. He represented quite well.
It is great how dancing helps us create connectives. If but temporary, we build community through dance, and by it celebrate that we are here. Dance creates a memory and marks the time as special. This was indeed a special time for me. I smile when I watch the video. You will too.