The helpful editors at Redroom helped me place an essay with AOL.com's website My Daily. The essay, How Dancing Tango Healed My Broken Heart, adapted from my memoir, "Hold Me Tight and Tango Me Home." Thank You!
Here's an excerpt from it:
"When the time arrived for me to go to Buenos Aires, I still wasn't a tango dancer and I hadn't fully recovered. I realized, as I wound my way through the crooked, cobblestone streets, that I searched this city for something the tango promised: a lessening of the grief, a segue from lost love into acceptance. In the full light of day, it was business as usual for the Argentines, but like a shadow, tango was always there; I passed by stores with dance shoes and cafes where the occasional tango melody floated onto the sidewalk.
There's a term, "mufarse," in the local dialect of lunfardo, that carries the cadences and nuances of longing. Mufarse is the melancholic pleasure that comes from surviving the shock of heartbreak; it's relief that the worst has passed. This is what I set out in search of at lessons and milongas."
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