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Between airports, airplanes and transit lounges

I hope you dance…

I still remember Lee Ann Womack singing these lines in Virginia in 2001.

To the special child in my life and the many special children out there in others. Thank you for teaching us in months what we would have never learnt in an entire life time.


I hope you never lose your sense of wonder
You get your fill to eat
But always keep that hunger
May you never take one single breath for granted
God forbid love ever leave you empty handed
I hope you still feel small
When you stand by the ocean
Whenever one door closes, I hope one more opens
Promise me you’ll give faith a fighting chance

And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance
I hope you dance

I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance
Never settle for the path of least resistance
Living might mean taking chances
But they’re worth taking
Lovin’ might be a mistake
But it’s worth making
Don’t let some hell bent heart
Leave you bitter
When you come close to selling out
Give the heavens above
More than just a passing glance

And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance
(Time is a real and constant motion always)
I hope you dance
(Rolling us along)
I hope you dance
(Tell me who)
I hope you dance
(Wants to look back on their youth and wonder)
(Where those years have gone)

(I hope you dance, Lee Ann Womack, 2000)


If you are looking for a good speech therapist for young children in Karachi, look no further than Aneeqa Shah at Ma Ayesha Memorial Center (4541281, 4542685, 4546874, 4387686). If you need help with schooling have a word with Sami Mustafa at CAS.