First they were shocked… then they laughed… and then they mocked.


They thought what on earth was she doing here.

They made fun of me, they chuckled, they giggled.

I took that in my stride and took a deep breath.

Unleashing my passion on the floor, I let my moves do the talking.

I held them in awe for minutes and I kept giving them what they didn’t expect.

I showed them my killer moves, till their jaws dropped.

When I am done they all stood up… they had to … I made them stand up.

Yes, I who chased my dreams and learnt what I loved the most, age is just a number.


Who told you when you are 80 you can’t do a Salsa?    



Now wasn’t that mind boggling??? Paddy you are a star. Watch the video guys and you will all be left thinking what is she made of – Determination I would say. Thanks to Hrithik Roshan (who happened to share this video in one of his tweet) that I got to watch such a wonderful positive woman. Cheers to Woman Power!!!

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Linking this post as my Day 2 post for Ultimate Blog Challenge.
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Tina Basu

20 Comments on I chased my Dreams – Short story

  1. Jeanette Foss
    July 2, 2014 at 7:00 pm (2 years ago)

    Haha…great thinking. The age doesn't have to stop what you want.

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  2. Anna Jeanine
    July 3, 2014 at 1:56 am (2 years ago)

    How wonderful! And how encouraging. I used to take dance lessons and am hoping someday to get back to them. Maybe I'll stop worrying about how much older I am now than I was when I took them before. 🙂

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  3. Jodi Sky Rogers
    July 3, 2014 at 3:41 am (2 years ago)

    It's always inspiring when people chase their dreams. Thanks for sharing <3

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  4. Tina Basu
    July 3, 2014 at 4:59 am (2 years ago)

    Thanks Jeanette, yes age is just a number I think

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  5. Tina Basu
    July 3, 2014 at 5:02 am (2 years ago)

    So true Anna. This lady Paddy is such an inspiration

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  6. Tina Basu
    July 3, 2014 at 5:03 am (2 years ago)

    Thanks Jodi for dropping by. She is such an inspiration

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  7. Rajlakshmi
    July 3, 2014 at 7:03 am (2 years ago)

    she is indeed a star. I was speechless when I saw her performance. 😀

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  8. A
    July 3, 2014 at 9:43 am (2 years ago)

    Inspirational one, Tina! Age is just a number 🙂

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  9. Usha Menon
    July 3, 2014 at 9:49 am (2 years ago)

    Thank you Tina,you are correct. Age is just a number. At 80, my brain is very active.

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  10. Tina Basu
    July 3, 2014 at 9:50 am (2 years ago)

    so was I, I couldn't believe my eyes

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  11. Tina Basu
    July 3, 2014 at 9:50 am (2 years ago)

    Thanks A. yeah it is.

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  12. Tina Basu
    July 3, 2014 at 9:52 am (2 years ago)

    Hahah, yes Usha ji, it is just a number. I'll be happy if I am half as active & fir as how Paddy is.

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  13. Bhavya
    July 3, 2014 at 10:19 am (2 years ago)

    So true Tina! Age is nothing more that just a number. All that matters is the spirit in you 🙂

    Bhavya
    My UBC Day 3 post

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  14. perceptions
    July 3, 2014 at 10:48 am (2 years ago)

    Absolutely true, age is in one's being and not the count of how long you've been.

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  15. Ankita
    July 3, 2014 at 11:23 am (2 years ago)

    I have seen this video, some one fwd me a few weeks back and i swear, this lady is a true inspiration! She dances like a magic even at this age and with such a confidence!! solid!

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  16. Vinodini Iyer
    July 3, 2014 at 2:46 pm (2 years ago)

    Oh yeah – age is all in the mind! I do admire women who are spirited enough at all ages 🙂

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  17. Shilpa Garg
    July 3, 2014 at 4:56 pm (2 years ago)

    OMG! She is AMAZING!! Truly, age is just a number, it's all in the mind!

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  18. preciousmurmurs
    July 4, 2014 at 9:50 am (2 years ago)

    Hello! Watched it on TV weeks back… Just WOW!
    Lovely dedication…

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  19. Eloquent Mind
    July 4, 2014 at 2:29 pm (2 years ago)

    Wow. That was inspirational. Life sure begins at 80 🙂

    Reply

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