I think I’m turning into Mighty Kymm, as I have noticed that watching flash mob videos tends to make me get choked up a little. I don’t know why. At first I thought it was because I just love the musical numbers in The Sound of Music, but then it happened again and again, even during that episode of Modern Family and I even had actual tears form when I watched the Prop 8 flash mob (mostly because I imagined them practicing it ahead of time, despite the possibility that it wouldn’t be overturned, although really they could have just used it as a protest flash mob in that case). The people just look so happy and so proud of themselves. It’s the magic of a group of random individuals pulling it off, having made so much effort and stepped outside of their comfort zone just for four minutes of uninterrupted joy. Even though I know the flash is going to happen and that the bystanders are going to be standing there, amazed and transfixed, I still get goosebumps when the tipping point occurs, when it becomes clear that there is a greater force at work here in this mall food court or Belgian train station.
This morning, I was surfing and found this, via Kim, and now I am officially a full blown sap, because I had actual tears streaming down my face. Multiples. It’s just gorgeous. Perfection. And while I’m certain that not everyone reacts to chorales the way that I do (I’m still embarrassed about the St. Paul’s Cathedral Incident), consider this your warning. And if you’re not a sap like me, it’s still a very joyful holiday break for a slow December Friday (and totally safe for work).