I don’t know enough about reincarnation to speak with even the semblance of authority: but I’ve heard that in the lives after this one can work through spiritual stages to arrive at higher levels of enlightenment.
Were I to be reincarnated, I think I’d want to come back as one of the dancers — whose names we don’t know — in this 1931 or 1932 film clip. Style embodied: a casual grace. And the fact that they are not slickly perfect in their routines is entirely charming — making them real rather than ideal. Watch their we-two-are-one dance to MANDY.
Or if being reincarnated as a dancer would be too much of a leap for me, maybe I could come back as the unidentified drummer? Or even the cameraman.
This clip was posted on YouTube by “lindyhoppers,” a man of great taste and humanity — an Italian pal I’ve never met in person. And, by the way, the band is playing WHISTLE AND BLOW YOUR BLUES AWAY (always a solid piece of advice) and MANDY (MAKE UP YOUR MIND):
First I’d need tap shoes . . . .