… my whole life for the past week. Still playing catch up.
And when I did get online, what did I see? That video of Neda Agha Sultan, an Iranian girl my age, shot through the heart and bleeding to death on the street as horrified onlookers try to help. Logically speaking, I understand that this hardly an unprecedented event – people like Neda, whether innocent bystanders or active participants, are dying every day for their cause around the world. But as Indians found out during the Taj siege last year, there’s a difference between knowing that something bad is going on and seeing it happen. It’s the longest 40 seconds of my life. (Much more graphic video here.) And as fucked up as it sounds, I’m thankful I only got to experience it second hand.
It is with pleasure, therefore, that I bring you these videos of the PS22 Chorus singing Just Dance and Don’t Stop Believing. It’s definitely an incongrous juxtaposition and you might disagree, but it did me good to remember that this also exists. They’re so awesome, they even made me like Lady Gaga for a quick minute.