Today, my friend C.V. reposted this blog called, “Top 6 Orchestra Flashmobs — Acts of Robust Hit-and-Run Culture in Public Spaces“. I insist everyone watch ~ at the very least ~ the top video of Ode to Joy and the Canadians singing Handel’s Hallelujah. It turns out, one of the few things that can take me out of the pain and the grimaces and the fear is music… and I have a soft spot for flash mobs. I was moved to tears almost immediately, but smiled from ear to ear through every video. There is something reassuring about a group of people preforming together for free, in a public space ~ it shows a generosity, takes us out of the cerebral, reminds us to pay attention to beauty in all places.
On that note, happy birthday to my Momma, who performed in her own Hallelujah flash mob in Dublin in 2011. See it here.