GOOD FOR WHATEVER AILS YOU

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I can’t remember who first sent me this.  Just that it came in an email and made me feel good.  So good, in fact, I played it again twice more before saving it for a rainy day.

It’s a flashmob performance of Beethoven’s Ode to Joy, staged and filmed in the main square of Sabadell, Spain, to look as if it were spontaneous. But you don’t really need to know that. Just think of it as a booster shot of happy.

I ran it here nearly a year ago, when this blog was new and had two dozen viewers. (It got three likes!) So a few of you have seen it. But very few. Now that for most of us the leaves are falling, winter’s chill is in the early morning air, and we’re setting our clocks back this Sunday to conserve what little light seems left in the world — it may be time to run it again. After nearly two hundred years, it’s still a heartwarming infusion of pure joy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=GBaHPND2QJg&feature=youtu.be

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16 thoughts on “GOOD FOR WHATEVER AILS YOU

    • There are many flashmob performances on Youtube, but this one is the best I’ve ever seen. If you’d like to hear more of this “beautiful composition,” it was taken from the Fourth Movement of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. No flashmob to watch, but you can just close your eyes and listen.

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  1. I’d like to be part of a flash mob one day. Not sure how that’s going to happen since I’m rarely near crowds, but hey, thanks to YouTube and posters like you, I get to enJOY the results! Thanks, Nina. 🙂

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