Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Emma Williams

My one outstanding memory of Bryan is a beautiful vision of him flying gracefully through the air in the arms of another man ….

There was a small gathering in the Temple of Convenience, it was after hours and most people had left but Nic, myself, Bryan, Paul, Mark and Maxi were still there drinking, chatting and dancing. For those of you that have had the pleasure of dancing with Mr Glancy you will remember having your hand taken, not a word spoken, and being held and twirled to any number of songs of any tempo, usually still with your drink and cigarette in hand … it was always a joy, even if it was a little precarious.

That night enough alcoholic beverage had been consumed for “I’ve had the time of my life” to be played on the Juke box and the inevitable phrase of “catch me” was recklessly banded about. So first we had Nicole in her ungraceful state run towards Paul, his hands went around her waist and her feet, just, lifted off the floor … hmm, two attempts later and she realised that she had been defeated. As the better dancer of the two of us I decided to get up to demonstrate how in fact this should be done. I seem to remember Paul and I collapsing in a heap on the floor.

As all the boys were forced to realise falling over whilst dancing was nothing to dwell upon you just had to pick yourself up, dust a little ash off your clothing and start over. As Paul was dusting himself off and Nic and I were planning our next move, Bry had another idea. I can just imagine him now sat at the table, whiskey in hand thinking it was time to put a stop to such stupid antics. Without a word he got up, moved girls and chairs with a wave of his hand and slowly walked to the back of the Temple. He gave Paul the nod and with an incredible lightness of step he ran towards Paul, who took Bry by the waist and lifted him gracefully in to the air where Bry lay perfectly outstretched above Paul’s head before slowly being released back down to the ground. Needless to say Bry sat down without a word and resumed his whiskey drinking whilst we all sat there stunned by the beauty and grace that he had just shown us.

Hope you are dancing with the angels Bry All my

Love Em xxx

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