“One thing I’m not going to do is chase staying alive. You spend so much time chasing staying alive, you won’t live.” – Patrick Swayze (1952 — 2009)
Dirty Dancing was one of my inspirations to learn to dance myself. Watching Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey move together so fluidly, like speaking a language only they knew, was something I wanted to be able to do, to lose myself in the rhythm and flow of the music, and in the swirl of emotions that comes with dancing.
And now he is gone. After fighting a short, but brave, battle with pancreatic cancer, Patrick Swayze will always be remembered for giving so many people the time of their lives.
Be in peace.