Take a swallow. Breathe in a deep gulp of air. Walk to the edge of the dance floor. You are about to take the first step.
Getting enough nerve to ask a dancer to join you for a step or two is hard. You have to stop being shy and push the pride to the side. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know how to shag. Maybe your potential partner can teach you a few things or two.
If you are smart, you tipped the DJ a few bucks to play your favorite beach music tune. As your partner what type of music he or she prefers. Log it into your memory. Call in a radio station and dedicate a song to that person.
Develop your own playlist. Add the Grayson Hugh hit “Talk It Over.” He was born in West Hartford, Ct. He then moved to New York City. There are certain crossover songs that stick in your memory, and his hit was one of them.
It is romantic about a couple that splits up because of a stupid mistake. Harsh words are spoken, and you are ready to break up. “I didn’t mean a word that I said,” he sings. “I never meant to hurt you. I must have been out of my head.”
“I must have been out of my head,” he sings. It is a soulful song easy to dance to.
He has been featured on the BBC.
Forgiving is hard, and since beach music is based on love, you already know you are going to need to learn how to forgive a lot. It is give and take. Giving a lot and taking little.
That is what people I know do. Of course people, people who need people, are the luckiest people in the world.
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