“Dancing Tango…”

“But what we fail to do in politics — harness our shared humanity — we do so easily in dance. We embrace the other. We take into account another person’s comfort, how our pace and pressure feel. We compromise to compensate for differences in height, in weight, in skill. We listen to each other listen to the music. We negotiate our way around the crowded floor. We are indulgent, expressive, courteous when things go wrong. We take great mutual care.

If we are capable of this intimacy, then maybe we are not beyond repair.”

(Meghan Flaherty, “Dancing Tango With Trump Voters,” NYTimes)

Brushes, JMN, photo. (Copyright 2018 James Mansfield Nichols. All rights reserved.)

Brushes, JMN, photo. (Copyright 2018 James Mansfield Nichols. All rights reserved.)

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day, and watch Netflix and Prime Video for entertainment. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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