“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)