Although this never happened before in our lifetime, I have a personal story to share with you, in which you may find some similarities with the situation we are all dealing with, regarding the place that Tango has in our lives.
I had been working for a year and a half with a great partner. She was a very skillful dancer, a great person, a very dependable friend who loved Tango as much as me. We were winning competitions, training hard, taking classes with the best Maestros, and performing at festivals, conventions, corporate parties, restaurants and schools. We got so busy that our schedule started to conflict even with my very convenient and flexible work hours.
Within less than a week after that decision, I received a call: my partner had been in a car accident.
I always remember that time as one of those moments in which my Tango improved exponentially.