Paper Airplanes

Last weekend Matt and I went to see the Lumineers play at Terminal 5. It was an amazing show and a pretty cool venue – neither Matt nor I had ever been there.

The absolute best part of the show was when the Lumineers invited scholars from Success Academy, Bronx 2 (a Robin Hood funded charter school!) onto the stage to perform with them.

Honestly, need I say more? I was pretty much ready to take the little boy who is standing near the center of the stage on the right side home.

At the end of the show, the male members of the band each took piece of paper ( I think it was the set list) and keeled on the ground. It took me a minute to figure out what they were doing, but then I recognized the signature folding it takes to make a paper airplane. They stood up and each tossed their airplane into the crowd, a tradition they established early on in their careers. It was quirky and whimsical and captured the true persona of the band.

Today, I stumbled across this video, nominated for Best Animated Short at the Oscars.

I have to admit it, there is something about paper airplanes that is so nostalgic. Maybe I will go home and make one to throw out our 7th story window. Who knows where the wind would take it.