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Posted at 6:52 PM ET, 11/29/2010

Dancing in the D.C. streets

By Carlyn Andersson, Washington

I was born in the District, but for many years I lived in Europe, and upon moving back to Washington I noticed how much more cosmopolitan the city had become. One thing that really strikes me is how much music I hear almost everywhere I go — Metro stations, bus stops or anywhere there is open space. And the musicians are good. It feels so wonderful to walk the city and listen and watch the crowds take a few minutes out of their day to do the same.

Recently a string quartet was playing across from the building in which I live. The quartet began to attract pedestrians and suddenly, swept by the power of the music, people started dancing. All types of people, young, old — it didn’t matter. What mattered was the warm feeling of togetherness rarely seen among strangers.

This scene lit up my day, and I hope to see more dancing in the streets of D.C.

By Carlyn Andersson, Washington  | November 29, 2010; 6:52 PM ET
Categories:  D.C.  
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