In the picture above I am dancing with my daughter, Ruchi, at a wedding we attended Saturday. The weather could not have been better, and the company was grand. It was the wedding of a very close friend who is about 25 years younger than me. I was glad to be able to show up, witness his life passage, and demonstrate my support for his marriage.

Every marriage that lasts goes through ups and downs, and sometimes it’s the family and friends that help it through. It’s one of the things I love about marriage – it’s a contract not just with the couple tying the knot, but their families and the larger society. Humankind as well as the local community depend on strong relationships. They are in everyone’s best interest. Participating in each others’ rites of passage gives our families and communities tensile strength, which makes both the couple and the larger community stronger.

That is one of the many reasons I celebrate the sacred union of two people and am grateful for the opportunity to dance at their event, dancing out of joy!

Is there a relationship that is asking for you to recognize it, either at work or in your personal life? Sometimes, dancing can go a long way to ensure all is well.


“The spirit of celebration and togetherness is a great source of inspiration”
– Nandita Mahtani