Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Autumn fever

At the Festa d'Autunno this year, we had an experience of pure delight and took a crappy video of it. 

I hope that the video somehow captures the moment there on the street. There was something special about this man in the leather jacket, something touching in his earnest impromptu performance. For the entire (very long) song, he danced a goofy, happy dance just, apparently, because he felt like it. When it finished, he ignored the applause and slipped out of the crowd. I saw him jauntily link arms with his companion and walk away.

Next life, this is the kind of person I want to be. This is the kind of person I would like to be in this life too, but I sadly feel incapable of such an act of pure, unedited joy.

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