Victory DANCE
New Zealand Woman's Weekly|November 30, 2020
DON’T DOWNPLAY YOUR WINS, TELLS MICHELE A’COURT, CELEBRATE LIKE IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY!
We really should dance more. Not necessarily in the one-two-cha-cha-cha way with neat choreography and spandex. I’m talking about that thing where you kick your shoes off, toss your hair back and spin with your arms outstretched, unfettered joy sparking from your fingertips.

Too much? I appreciate it’s not very Kiwi to whoop and holler when good things happen. Settle down, mate, no need to make a fuss. Except that there are some really terrific reasons for celebrating every win, big or small. And it doesn’t have to be dancing – you are also allowed cake or whatever your personal go-to is for revelling in a triumph or a job well done.

It has been fascinating over the past weeks as the results of the US and New Zealand elections have rolled in, and those who have expressed delight in them online and been told to shush up a bit, think of the work ahead, not assume the path will be easy, and been immediately reminded of the flaws of various personalities and their policies.

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