Tuesday, February 12, 2013


Let me confess up front that I found out about this on MT Waggin’s blog.
Not only does she take incredible photos of the incredible place she lives, and loves dogs and other critters, she has a good soul.

Babies and doggies are great ice-breakers when we are out and about - they help remind us all of what all people have in common, and think a little less of competition and other crap. But boy, is dancing a universal bonding thing or what!

This is the sort of thing that restores a little faith in human nature – well, in this case, a lot of faith in human nature – and inspires hope that social media can be a powerful force for good.

Break the Chain

One Billion Rising is a global campaign calling for an end to violence, and for justice and gender equality.

On February 14, 2013, a one-day event will be held, a call for one billion women around the world to walk away from their homes, businesses, and jobs, and join together to dance in a show of collective strength… The word "billion" refers to the one billion women who are survivors of abuse.

Founder of the movement, Eve Ensler

As of September 20, 2012, people from 160 countries have signed up to take part in the campaign. 

And yes, there are blokes and boys taking part: in the European Parliament clip there is a chap who even looks a bit like Kevin 07. [He simply refuses to go gentle into that good night.]

I don’t have the stomach to go looking for reminders of why hope is so important. The following samples of rehearsal mobs showing this truly is a global thing are all safe.

Can’t wait for the big day!

South Africa









  1. Great catchy song and dance for a great cause. When is the day? I thought I saw 3 Feb

    1. Diane I think it's St Valentine's Day, the 14th. Which is what the date will be if I don't stop looking at flash videos and go to bed soon. Tsk tsk.

  2. I can't wait either. Gives me shivers just to think about getting to practice so it is going to be AMAZING! There have been flash mobs for a couple months but VDay is the big day for most! :)

  3. Sensational! I'm quite happy to wish people a happy Valentine's Day (unfortunate acronym) if this is the result!!

    1. What are the two things humans have been practising since time began - keep it nice, I'm talking non-essential here - ?
      Dancing, and violence. Which one should cancel which out?