an ukulele rests mysteriously in the forest with beams of light shining upon it

One of the great things about Twitter is the exposure you get to things you might never find on your own, but which you’re bound to like. Over time, the people you’re following tend to be interested in the same things you are. If you didn’t find them interesting, you’d stop following them. But none of us is really all that much like the other; we all have our own quirks and quiddities. Thus, although similar, we’ll both intersect and diverge in interesting ways. And so we become like a giant net of compatibility, scouring the Internet together to feed one another’s appetites.


This morning, @lisasolomon caught me a good one. I’m still not sure if that was a benefit, though, because I’ve sooooo much to do today and have already lost about an hour to the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.

It started with a simple shaft of music:

But, of course, I had to hear more. I wondered if they would all be as good; I was concerned it would get bad, maybe even ugly.

My fears were for naught, although there was a little sadness, laughter, and lunacy.

Ultimately, I started my day. With a huge smile and a great feeling in my heart. I enjoyed the music, yes. But it was also good to see what can happen when similar tastes and talents come together. And speaking of talents coming together, I leave you with this:

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