|Vintage Postcard 1920|
"Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire."
~ George Bernard Shaw
"You go first."
"No. You. You go first."
It's a dance, one they've been trying to master for years. The music plays, sometimes a sensuous tango and sometimes a sizzling salsa. But the dance never quite comes together. Neither is willing to make the first move.
The tension between them builds. There's always friction, lots of smoke but no fire. Close encounters cause sparks, and each jumps back, fearful of being burned.
They're just not very good at it, it seems. They're always out of step. She comes close as he retreats. He moves in, she pulls away. Each is at once drawn, and repelled.
They'll never get it right; they know that. But neither can they walk away. And so, they dance.