A time to dance

There is nothing like a classic 80’s movie to reflect back truths of our shared humanity, and for me, Footloose is in my top three.

The pivotal scene in the movie is when Kevin’ Bacon’s character Wren deftly quotes Ecclesiastes 3 from the Bible in order to convince the Minister that the kids can have a Prom on the outskirts of town; “For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.”

I can admit that sometimes I can be a little bit too much like that Minister. Caught up in the rules, the worry, trying too hard to control the future. It’s hard for me to let go. Sometimes it’s hard for me to let my guard down and just be silly. Laugh so hard I cry. Before becoming a Mom I used to do that all the time. Now not so much…

But life is all about balance. A time to give a lecture. A time to have a smelly sock fight. A time to get to work. A time to go bowling. A time to acknowledge that things aren’t okay, and a time to have fun, let go, and lighten up. Here’s to seeking balance in all things. Here’s to finding time to dance.


Gina Graham is an overly-analytical, recovering perfectionist and Mom who has within her the capacity to laugh so hard she cries. For more about booking family photography with Gina, visit lifelensandlove.com