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Shall We Dance?

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The author's reflexes were slow and he was never a good athlete. He always came last in races. An advertisement was provided in the bulletin for dance class for beginners. The author's wife learned to dance as a part of the PE curriculum. The author watched the film Shall We Dance? one night after his wife's death. A drab middle-aged man tried hard to learn to dance in the film without telling his wife and finally he succeeded. After seeing the film, the author suddenly realized something. Although it was impossible for the author to dance gracefully with elegant steps, he would have reached the level where he could enjoy dancing with his wife. If he had secretly continued to learn dancing and had invited her to dance at their wedding anniversary, the author was sure that his wife would have been delighted and would have beamed with pleasure.

Keywords: film; Shall We Dance?; wedding anniversary; wife's death

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