The Sound of Music at Central Station Antwerp (Belgium)

Picture this: Around 200 people on a railway station, seemingly in their own worlds, laughing, walking, squatting, talking and all the other things that being humans we do. And then the “Do Re Mi song” (Maria’s Song from the Sound of Music) starts playing on the station’s speakers which causes these seemingly common people, utterly unbeknownst to each other, completely oblivious to their thoughts come together and perform a four minute dance completely synchronized to the last step.

I don’t care if it was shot as a publicity stunt for a reality show in Belgium, I don’t care if the people on the Antwerp Station were all paid to dance nor do I care if they had just 2 well choreographed rehearsals. Hell Its awesome!!

What I care about is how I managed to smile after having a tough day at office, about how I connected with the people, with the glow on their faces, with the sheer elation that the twinkling eyes expressed (although I couldn’t see them, I felt them) and the child in every single soul in that building..

I was amazed that there are things like swine flu, nuclear weapons, global warming, spontaneous human combustion, the lochness monster, cancers, my shady neighbors and drugs on this planet. Well these things can wait for 4 minutes.. I say go ahead and watch the video.. I’ll just hum along..

Doe, a deer, a female deer
Ray, a drop of golden sun
Me, a name I call myself
Far, a long, long way to run
Sew, a needle pulling thread
La, a note to follow Sew
Tea, a drink with jam and bread
That will bring us back to Do (oh-oh-oh)