Turns out, enormous freecycled boombox WORKS. Flash Mop’s first flash is looking better and better….! (Sign up to join us at http://flashmap.org. We’ll be popping a surprise on May 3, 2014, but you didn’t hear it from me….!)
Related: I love my freecycle community. Viva the original share economy!
Although I’m working on a few activities for Funk, I hold a separate, distinct excitement for Flash Mop: sure, it’s going to be an amazing way to participate in the parade itself — dancing and cleaning and dancecleaning and all — but it’s also just going to be a satisfying way of saying “thanks”. Thanks to Funk Parade, thanks to DC, thanks to my neighbors and the people I haven’t met yet, thanks to spring and summer, thanks to memories, slow growth, and sudden change, thanks to sidewalks and streets, thanks to this Place. More than just the space where we pass by each other each day, our Place, DC, is our context: the physical, social, living ecosystem that doesn’t just support the weight of our homes and footsteps, but tangibly surrounds, alters, and intermingles our lives.
How often do you get to mindfully inhabit your own context? (Where you are in the worlds that surround you?) And what do you do with that knowledge?
I’m grateful to DC for the role it’s playing in my life, for being my Place, for letting me Be here — and for its Being, in general……And the least I can do with this gratitude/energy isn’t to roll around in it, but to multiple it and reflect it right back with Fus Ro Dah force.
So, get ready DC. Flash Mop’s thank-you, dance-a-thon, pick-up party is coming…for your trash. We’ll be popping, locking, giving hugs, and taking no prisoners.