Torrance Community Dance Group performing to "Praise You" by Fat Boy Slim
I can't help it. Each and every time I see a flash mob on youtube or anywhere, I burst into tears. What is it about those daft moments set to music in airports, food courts and supermarkets? They are designed to throw us off kilter. It does not matter how ridiculous, in fact, the more ridiculous the better. The unexpected break into song and dance jolts me out of my insular, tunnel vision and invites me to have the lines between me and everyone else around me blurred. The world is ruptured just for a moment. I am split right open. One of these days, I am going to get up the courage to be part of one or even instigate one. Have you ever been in one or witnessed one? What was your experience?