Tuesday, December 29, 2009
FLASH MOB CAROLING!-A New Tradition is Born
Well, Mercury went retrograde the day after Christmas...what better time to draw creative attention inward and utilize it for radical revisioning!
First, let's remember and give thanks for the highlights of our holiday season. What old or new traditions brought you the most joy? When did you genuinely feel that spark of light amidst the Solstice darkness? or the spirit of giving and the touch of good will?
Our holidays were abundant with quality play time; at home, in nature, and with friends. We even created a new tradition! FLASH MOB CAROLING!
Sitting around the table on Dec 23rd, we decided that it would be fun to spontaneously congregate on street corners, enter into restaurants and stores and sing a song or two. We put out the word to The One Love Alliance and voila, a jolly mob of merrymakers assembled.
We met just off of 4th Ave, an active street in downtown Tucson, and rehearsed our 3 songs for about 10 minutes. We kept is simple with Jingle Bells, Deck the Halls and We wish You a Merry Christmas. We were ready to hit the streets.
First stop, Epic Cafe, which was brimming with peeps cozying up with a hot drink and friends. They were simply delighted, surprised and applauded as we causally departed and walked on. We dropped in on B-Line Restuarant, Hippie Gypsie, Antigione Bookstore, The Food Conspiracy Co-op and Maya Quetzel restaurant.
The merrymaking was funny, heartwarming and joyful. It was unforgettable and definitely the "One Love" ignition of a new tradition.
People put their cell phones up to record and photograph us, they stopped whatever they were doing and received the blessings of songs being sung just for them. They clapped and cheered for "more." We all received the gift of humanity sharing love. Givers and receivers basking in good will and fun connection over timeless holiday songs.
By our last stop, my 3 year old, Talia, who had started the flash mob journey carried in arms, hiding her face from strangers, was now standing on a table top, dancing, singing and smiling, belting out "and a Happy New Year", with her little hand bursting into the air in a gesture of grand finale.
Laughter, kindness, and the power of group song, spontaneously melted away the false boundaries that make us strangers. Thanks to all the participants that sang with such heart and soul. You are beautiful.
Now, it's off to the New year. Keep in mind that Mercury retrograde is a potent time to do all the RE things that need tending...reorganize, recuperate, regenerate, retreat, revision, recreate, renew, revitalize, recenter.
Get ready to launch your best year yet!