Each morning upon awakening, I pick up my i phone The first thing I see. before unlocking the phone, are messages about all the unpleasant things going on in the world. My stomach is churning with anxiety even before getting out of bed. It continues all day and up until bedtime. Is it any wonder I have occasional nightmares? But last night’s television program offered a respite from all the bad news. Thank you, Dancing With The Stars, for a good night’s sleep, and sweet dreams.
What I love about Danicng With The Stars is its lack of perfection. Some of the contestants are awkward and out of shape. Many are way out of their comfort zone. But they’re gamely trying their best not to make a fool of themselves. Isn’t that where most of us have been at one time or another in our lives?
Dancing With The Stars has come a long way since it’s first season. Then, it was mostly about the dancing. The sets and costumes weren’t so spectacular. Later, they went through a time when the women were half naked in their revealing costumes. My husband liked that, but I thought it not so good for younger kids who might be watching. Now, they’ve gone all out with gorgeous, glittering costumes and glamorous sets. It’s like watching a Broadway show.
Best of all, for two hours, you don’t have to see television shows and news reports about murder, sex, gender issues, racism, politics. Better yet, you don’t have to hear about: impeachment, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Trump, Schiff, Pelosi, Isis, Turkey, or any of the other cringe worthy words or topics that make you grit your teeth and wish it would go away.