Anatomy of a battle scene.
Anatomy of a battle scene.
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.
And thus, a 13-ft velociraptor costume was purchased and the #DCDino Co-op was born.
Stay tuned for more when August 2014 rolls around.
So so proud to announce that Flash Mop will be partnering with Dc’s first-ever Funk Parade for our first-ever mop. A week of many highs!
Funk Parade is super-excited to announce a partnership with a great new civic group, Flash Mop!
Flash Mop is a lean, mean, pop-up civic cleaning machine — an all-volunteer force that appears out of nowhere after public events to sweep up and boogie and have a great time.
Flash Mop will appear in the aftermath of the Funk Parade, to keep the music and dance going while tidying up the neighborhood. Want to find out more or join the party? Go to http://flashmop.org.
Goal: Every day.
Today, I created the DC Dino Co-op by convincing
10 11 17!!! 20!!!!!!!!!!!!! of my friends to spit the cost of buying this 13ft velociraptor costume.
Life is good.
The flap of a butterfly’s wing, the howling of the wolf. An important lesson on the importance of ecosystems. (Or: Why nature still beats humanity when it comes to playing god.)
I stood in the pouring rain and screamed my head off at my first DC United game and all I got was a tie-game and this awesome selfie with my partner and pal, Jim.
I don’t know about you, but at least a few times a week I see litter in the street and think to myself, “Gee, that’s a shame. I’m really awesome, but I’m also really busy — too busy to clean up right now. Maybe if someone brought out a boombox with some pumping jams, threw in some work gloves, and got a bunch of my friends together, I would pitch in. But only if I get to dance.”
If you’re like me, you’re not alone. (There’s at least two of us!!!) That’s why I’m starting Flash Mop DC, a lean, “mean,” pop-up, civic clean-machine.
Interested in spending a hour or two on a sunny summer afternoon in DC dancing in the street and boogying while you beautify? Then *LIKE* us on FB and sign-up for our super low-traffic email alert system here —http://flashmop.org/ — and be the first to know where The Mop will show.