We Ought to Dance with Rapture

“We ought to dance with rapture that we might be alive… and part of the living, incarnate cosmos.” So said D.H. Lawrence.

Dancing is so sexy! Music taps into a part of the subconscious that releases something basic to the courtship ritual. It’s like an interview for mating. The beat of the music encourages you to move in ways that you would move if you were making love. You get hot, you sweat, your lips part in a provocative half smile as you pant, out of breath, on display, ready.

And when the music is slow, your body presses up against your partner,  mimicking the position of love-making. Your breasts pressed against his chest, your arms wrapped around his broad shoulders, drawing him to you. His strong hands encircle your waist, his hands slip low on your hips, as he pulls your hips tight against him. You stare up into his eyes, waiting for the kiss that will seal your intimacy.

There is no dancing in Awake in a Sweet Unrest, but Sara loves to dance.

I’m fairly sure that Eric took Sara dancing. Eric likes to make her happy, so of course he would have. Eric would be fun to dance with, though he would pull Sara close and move with the music when the song was slow and sexy. He would wrap his arms around her waist, and pull her hips tight against him. She would wrap her arms around his neck, and rest her head on his chest, feeling his heartbeat as they swayed in sensuous rhythm to the music.  Yes, slow dancing with Eric made Sara hot. It was like making love with their clothes on.


“Dancing: the vertical expression of a horizontal desire legalized by music.” ~George Bernard Shaw

Nathan danced with her in La Taha’a, but I don’t think anywhere else. First, they were limited by the fact that they could not be seen publicly together. Second, Nathan doesn’t seem like much of a dancer. But if he were, he would be very good at it. Very sensual, very sexy.  Dancing with Nathan would be intense, as is everything with him. When the dance ended, you would feel satisfied, as if you had actually made love.


I think I will have some dancing in the sequel. Thinking about it makes me hot!

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