Sunday, December 19, 2010
My worst nightmare didn't happen: I didn't trip over my own two feet, knocking down several rows of dancers, being captured by fifty-three amateur videographers who then went home and immediately uploaded to Failblog. I did not become an overnight viral internet sensation by being a Dancing Epic Fail. I did not eclipse Light Saber Guy in the land of laughed-at internet people. For this I am eternally grateful.
Also this: the Flashmob was fun. No, more than fun. It was awesome! There's something so energizing about being with a huge group of people dancing the same dance to some great music. The energy was huge, and since we did several takes I'd say it even qualified for a strenuous workout.
Today's Sunday Snap isn't one of my own photos. I couldn't bring my camera along to the Duck Fan Flash mob because I was dancing. My daughter Asa is the one with the black sleeves at the left of the photo in the 2nd row. You can only see my arms (also in a black shirt, several rows back) in this photo. This was taken by Chris Pietsch, a photographer for our newspaper, the Register-Guard.
I think my take-away from this whole experience is that we need to do more than just "exercise", we need to PLAY. To laugh, to jump, dance, run, skip, ENJOY. Sometimes workouts need to be serious, sometimes you have a serious goal. But sometimes you need to cut loose and do a ducky little dance.