In my reading this morning I came across an article about a cultural movement that has taken Youtube by storm. (When exactly was the last time a cultural movement happened without the benefit of Youtube?) But I was reading about this dance craze – the Harlem Shake. I had seen a few videos of the dance posted on Facebook but I had never watched one. I assumed it was another one of those signs of the times that would only end up being a bigger sign of my old age if I dared to watch it. When I read this morning, though, that over 100,000 videos of this dance had been uploaded to Youtube, I was curious. So I spent about a half hour pouring through several dozen of them. I was captivated.
It just so happens it’s a cold,rainy day here in central Virginia. We were stuck inside, anyways, so I suggested to my family that we not be left in the dust of this dance craze known as the Harlem Shake. I mean we can shake, can’t we. And I once met someone from Harlem. So we are qualified to join the movement. So we did.