VISTAS Perspectives on Counseling Today and Tomorrow

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Counseling: A Creative Force in the Fabric of Life An Explanation of How the 2004/2005 ACA Theme Developed

Samuel T. Gladding


We become dated quickly. This fact was brought out to me at my sister’s 13th birthday party when one of her friends gave her a record (as opposed to a CD) titled, “Rock and Roll Waltz.” The words went this way:

One night it was late
Came home from a date
Stepped out of my shoes at the door
Then from the front room
I heard a jump tune
I looked in and here’s what I saw.
There in the night was a wonderful scene
Mom was dancing with Dad to my record machine
And as they danced only one thing was wrong
They were trying to waltz to a rock and roll song.
One two and then rock
One two and then roll
One two and then stop
It’s good for your soul
They did the rock and roll waltz

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