Sadie, Sadie Married Lady

In the month prior to my wedding we celebrated our memories of love and weddings at all of our Dancing Heart™ sites. I was continually blessed by the wisdom and stories of the elders who shared their life experiences and blessings.

Our creative spark was dancing and promenading to the song: “Going to the Chapel”. Wearing a long white silky scarf for my “veil” I was escorted by elder men who held my elbow. We sauntered around the circle, shaking hands with dance participants. There were shouts of “hooray” and “mazel tov”! We sang an adapted version of “Hava Nagila” executing the “grape-vine” in our chairs with both feet and hands.

When asking participants for their wisdom on how to keep love alive I received the following responses:

trust  each other
don’t go to bed mad
be true to each other and love one another
tell each other many times a day that you love each other
it’s better to be happy than right and
it’s not always easy, but it’s worth it.

It is now a month past my wedding and the elders  are still celebrating with me. Many ask, how is married life? But my favorite response is from Joe at the Veterans Adult Day–“look who walked in–Sadie, Sadie Married Lady!”



The mission of Kairos Dance Theatre is to transform and revitalize individuals and communities. We work with older adults in intergenerational settings to liberate the healing power of interactive dance and story. We achieve our mission by engaging the skills of professional teaching artists.

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