Quick, Before The Salsa Stops.

25 Mar

The following references are from:

by Janet Carlson ».

This book is a memoir of a woman’s return to ballroom dancing, and how the lessons of being a woman on the dancefloor have applied to her being a woman off the dancefloor.

Chapter 3: Delirium in the Arms of Other Men, Page 34:
“… Sergei put it eloquently to me the other day … “Dancing is better than sex because of the mystery, the holding back. Being one and one-half inch away, a breath away only, is the most sexy.” …”

Chapter 3: Delirium in the Arms of Other Men, Page 34

Salsa is such sweet foreplay. One and one-half inch away, or less, is the kind of salsa I enjoy. I don’t practice safe salsa. Only unprotected salsa for me. I once told a salsera I liked how her breath smelled. It smelled like seafood. It turned out to be cinnamon, an aphrodisiac, she told me.

Chapter 9: Spring Fever, Page 107:
“… “Let me take care of you,” Bill whispers. Yes, yes, take care of me! His words instantly reawaken an immense desire dormant for decades. …”

Chapter 9: Spring Fever, Page 107

When a salsera submits to me, it feels amazing. But what feels even better is when submission is mixed with resistance. Resistance of the accidental kind, not the intentional kind. The kind of resistance that is born from mistakes, miscues and inexperience. The kind of resistance that is there before the easier way to submission is discovered, move by move, step by step. Sure, intentional, playful resistance can be fun, but I prefer the ingenue.

Chapter 15: I Can Take Care of Myself, but I’ll Get Over It, Page 181:
… “Who needs a husband? Anyway, I’m not going to remarry for money or handyman skills. I’ll make my own money, thank you very much, and I’ll hire the household help I need. Any future partner has to be for something else. Something beautiful and enlivening, like dancing.” …

Chapter 15: I Can Take Care of Myself, but I'll Get Over It, Page 181

Who needs a husband, when you can have a salsa gigolo? Need some handyman skills? Call a handyman. Need some landscaping skills? Call a landscaper. Need some pool boy skills? Call a pool boy. Need some salsa gigolo skills? You know what to do.

Chapter 20: Will the Real Janet Please Stand Up?, Page 225-226:
… “Authenticity could be as much about me owning my dancing as anything else. I had given it over to my teachers for all that time; maybe now I’ve got what it takes. It may be time to decide what kind of dancer I am, what I want to become, whether I want to compete again, or teach, or learn salsa so I can go out on a Saturday night and dance with a variety of men.” …

Chapter 20: Will the Real Janet Please Stand Up?, Page 225-226

The only mention of salsa in this book.
Salsa Gigolometer 80

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