It upsets me that no one was there to witness that live. I would have loved to come across that while walking in NYC. I am kinda obsessed with flashmobs. I actually just participated in my first one recently with FMA aka Flash Mob America. http://www.flashmobamerica.com/ It was just the best experience ever. Totally a must do.
So, LOL, this reminds me (and we’re off…) of a drug counselor I once had the opportunity to observe for a few months as she worked ever so patiently and diligently with drug addicts. She was young and enthusiastic and always planned these elaborate projects for the women in her group to do together, with her guiding them and helping them. I would take one look at what she was trying to accomplish (usually some kind of highly involved and complicated community building game or art project — to be completed in a one hour time frame) and then look at the group of eye-rolling, lip smacking recovering alcoholics and drug addicts who might, on a good day, be able to conjer up about 30 seconds of undivided attention to focus on any given task before they get pretty overwhelmed (it’s the nature of the beast called addiction, unfortunately), and I would just shake my head and laugh at the absurd impossibility of what she was trying to do.
Well, lo and behold if, time and time again, week in and week out, this “absurd” drug counselor didn’t just will her way through every project with these women, and through some miracle of persistence, she managed to squeeze a decent semblence of the desired end product out of them — and they enjoyed it.
So, yeah, not that I’m saying Kate (leading the group like a drill sergeant and never giving in or giving up) is a drug counselor and the rest of the KC band are a bunch of recovering alcoholics and drug addicts, but you know — have to admit the parallels are uncanny… 🙂