Agape: In Search of Universal Love
from the novel, The Lodging for the Rose
Rolf. A. F. Witzsche

Story 9 - The Royal Dance.
page 55


      With the king's consent, therefore, the princess continued her dancing on occasions, as to her choosing, arriving unannounced as she had done so before. At the end of the year however, during her own birthday celebration, the princess dared once again to take the process one step further into the open. During the entertainment portion of her birthday celebration she danced before the king unembellished as she was born, and before the king's ministers, before her guests, before the maids and the butlers, and even before the boys that looked after the king's horses. Her dance became known, affectionately throughout the land, as the royal dance. It was said that her dancing didn't degrade the image of royalty, that it bestowed instead onto the people who saw her dancing, a certain 'royalty' of their own.

      Within seconds after Ushi had finished telling her story, Cathy got off her chair with a smile on her face, loaded a new tape into the music blaster and started to dance her royal dance for her friends. She danced slowly at first, and as she did, she began to take all of her clothes off to everyone's surprise. The surprise was justified, because the music wasn't designed for erotic dancing. She was dancing to the music of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake ballet that made the scene magical as well as beautiful and exiting.
      Cathy's daring somehow made the party sparkle. Long before Cathy's chosen music ended some of her friends joined the dance. Her husband gave her a curious look at first and didn't seem pleased, but then as the others joined in he changed his mind and joined the royal dancing himself. I overheard Cathy saying to him while they were both dancing, "Why shouldn't we dance like this for one another and our friends while we're still young, pretty, and exiting to look at? Why shouldn't we dance, naked as we were born?" Her husband just smiled and nodded.






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