Came up with an interesting metaphor yesterday: Social dancing is like improv theatre. In both, the players don't really know what's going to happen next - even the leader in a dance doesn't truly know where the idea for his next move is coming from - but they still have to roll with it. And as I thought about it, it occurred that this was an excellent metaphor for life too. I mean, how much in our lives to we really control? No matter how well we prepare, there are always unexpected circumstances that we must deal with. By staying connected and responding quickly to these changes, just as we would in a dance, or with our acting partner, we minimize the hardship and ultimately come out happier for it.