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October 31, 2009

Tango is a way of thinking

I was a little surprised when I ran across this article about this woman's comparison of her way of being in tango and her relationship with God.

One thing is sure ... tango can mean many different things to the people who dance it.

InsideCatholic.com - Tango and the Theology of the Body

Tango and the Theology of the Body
by Katrina Zeno

I love to tango.

As a single Catholic woman, this isn't always easy. Argentine tango can be danced close -- very close. Its intimacy and passion can sweep me into the romantic ozone layer, obscuring any sense of reality. It lures me into wanting more -- more intimacy, more connectedness, more transcendence.

So why do I tango? Because Argentine tango conceals many profound spiritual lessons. Our relationship with God is meant to be one of intimacy and passion. So it is with tango. In the spiritual life, God leads and we follow. So it is in tango. In the Eucharist, God gives Himself away to us. The same should be true in tango. Argentine tango takes the abstract concepts of our faith and makes them concrete. Let me explain.

Posted by joegrohens at October 31, 2009 12:41 PM


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