We didn’t get to have the Bubble Parade this year, which is really sad. So I wanted to still celebrate bubbles. One of the most common things I hear from participants at the Bubble Parade every year is that they wish this was every week because they wish they could play with bubbles more. I always tell them the same thing: you can play with bubbles every day!
I almost do, honestly! I have bubble wands, juice, and machines very accessible in my house and car. Often, I will go out to my front stoop and just let the machine blow bubbles into the street and float off into the park as people take their evening walks. It’s a really easy way to add play and whimsy to your day. It’s very inexpensive, and you can even learn how to make your own solution and supplies!
So since I couldn’t meet up with the hundreds of you in your beautiful costumes this year and take over Hampden (I miss you terribly), I channeled a space alien fairy bubble vibe with my outfit after having this clear space helmet come in the mail months ago. I’d honestly been sitting on this idea for a long time, and the pandemic makes it harder to get motivation, but once I started to do it, from the time it took me to make the sign, get dressed, walk to the corner, play with the sign, and Joe to edit the video together, it was in the blink of an eye! It was a great lesson in the stories we tell ourselves that things are always harder when we put them off, and it can actually just be really beautiful when we just do it!
The only wrench, so to speak, in the plan was that it was an incredibly windy day! The bubbles went all over the place, my sign would barely stay still, and my helmet kept coming off! It was actually really funny. And it’s all caught on video. I hope you’ll watch it. Bloopers are the best part of life, aren’t they?
Even though the streets are extremely quiet (thank you, responsible people!), there was actually a much higher percentage of people who drove by who waved, honked, smiled, and took pictures. I think we’re all extra craved for some weird, random, joy right now. And if you hate bubbles, what is even going on in your life? Hahahh.
I really wanted a photo of me holding the bubble machine with bubbles swarming all over my face, but the wind wasn’t really allowing it, but I really love this photo of me laughing maybe even more.
Thank you to Joe for helping me keep my supplies from floating away, documenting the entire thing (can you see my phone on a tripod on the pole in the background of this last picture?), and then editing it together! And thanks to all the cars who honked.
So what about you. Do you love bubbles? Give me a honk! And watch this video!