Morrie's love of dance is directly tied to his conception of freedom. Dance is a way for him to gain freedom from a culture he doesn't find useful, as when Mitch describes him at the Harvard Square dance nights on Wednesdays. In the group of mostly students, Morrie would dance to whatever music was playing without a care in the world for how he looked. As Morrie's health and his ability for movement decline through his battle with ALS, Mitch describes his hand movements and his thoughts in terms of dance. Dance in this way represents emotional and intellectual freedom. Morrie never loses his capacity to feel emotions or engage in intellectual inquiry, and those capacities become the way in which Morrie finds freedom when physical dance is no longer available to him.
Dance Quotes in Tuesdays with Morrie
As my wife's loving voice filled the room, a crescent smile appeared on his face. And while his body was stiff as a sandbag, you could almost see him dancing inside it.
Then I'd go for a walk, in a garden with some trees, watch their colors, watch the birds, take in the nature that I haven't seen in so long now.
In the evening, we'd all go together to a restaurant with some great pasta, maybe some duck—I love duck—and then we'd dance the rest of the night. I'd dance with all the wonderful dance partners out there, until I was exhausted.