pleasurable pastime activity
change of mode
now I want to win!
to know the feeling for winning
Usually I get restless just listening to the music. I need something more and a solitaire game has been a good company to me for many classical concerts on the radio. Usually my hands are quite mechanically moving the cards on the screen when the auditive is getting more attention. Many nights I was losing game after game and it was ok when the music was my main goal. There was though nights when I suddenly shook my shoulders and wanted to win.
I remember at that moment I changed the way I sat, I was more alert, I was focusing on the cards and I started to win!
It was not a new thing; everybody knows that there are different attitudes giving different results. So I knew the facts but the revolutionarily new thing was that now I knew how the difference FEELS.
How it felt in the body to be alert for winning and what kind of state the mind needs to be in so the result comes.
That is valuable when learning steps, posture, movements and what so ever tango puts on the table for me to learn. I know the difference when just moving and when I am fully LEARNING.
I am sure that you also have this kind of experience - give it the recognition it needs and let it become a tool when developing your best version of a dancer!
any of various card games played by one person, the object of which is to use up all one's cards by forming particular arrangements and sequences.