River Dance Revisited

A couple of years ago I wrote about the involuntary River Dance I used to do whenever Leftwing Idiot hummed a comedy jig. I’d forgotten about this, but it turned out this evening that he, and my body, hadn’t.

Bunny, Leftwing Idiot and I were hanging out at the castle. I was in an over excited mood and kept saying that I wanted to dance. In response Leftwing Idiot started to hum. He hasn’t done this in years but my tics reacted immediately and I began to make some very energetic movements.

Admittedly it looked a lot less like River Dance than it used to, when I’d dance over-enthusiastically on the spot. My mobility’s got worse since then as my leg tics have become more severe. But this didn’t stop me reacting in a very similar way, except that for my 2012 version of the dance I just wiggled about at a frantic pace, lying flat on the floor.

This made me giggle hysterically, and I wasn’t the only one. Bunny and Leftwing Idiot were choking with laughter as they slid my head away from a table leg before helping me up.

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