erhaps 2015 deserves to be dubbed “The Year Grace Ran Into the World’s Coolest Humans Aged 10 and Under.” There was Amazing Grace, who has taken up the No Candy Challenge for an entire year. Then I’m related to William the Winner. And just last weekend, I got to give a high five to the next BREAKDANCING SUPERSTAR. He is 8 years old and he is awesome.
Let me set the stage for you: every year in Vermont, they have this yoga festival called Wanderlust.
Yogis come from across the country to experience classes amidst the grandeur of Vermont’s natural beauty. They have music and vendors and food trucks with thai food and turmeric juice. Bobby and I had never gone before but we finally decided to go after our strawberry picking date. I thought I was appropriately dressed wearing yoga workout gear until I stood next to crowds of people wearing flowy pants and hemp necklaces – I ended up feeling like I had just taken a jaunt away from prep school and suddenly found myself in the land of lotus flowers and meditation. It was AWESOME.
It was like stepping into a different world. A world with space age tents that served coffee, courtesy of Toms shoes.
Toms knows what’s up. Look at the inside of this hang-out space.
The weather wasn’t very cooperative and the rain clouds were looming, but boy am I glad we braved it – because we got to meet Mason and see his mad break dancing skills.
Bobby and I were watching this band from Brooklyn – they were great. Very danceable. It made us pine for the brass bands of New Orleans.
We were shimmying and shaking when, out of nowhere, this kid started breakdancing on the pavement.
I mean, not just a couple cartwheels but LEGIT BREAKDANCING. He totally stole the show.
I think I said to Bobby a dozen times, “Oh my gosh, he is the COOLEST! We have officially encountered the coolest kid in the world!” I wasn’t the only one thinking this…the kale, lettuce, and lotus flowers made their way over to see what the hype was all about. They were equally as impressed:
By the time the band was done playing, this child was a celebrity in my eyes. I kept on looking over at him and his family thinking, “I just want to meet him! I have to let people know about this kid!” So we finally went over and met Mason. Apparently, he’s self-taught and just loves to breakdance. I love his passion and obvious dedication to getting good. Can you imagine where he’ll go with this the older he gets?!? Mason, you’re amazing.
Thanks to the wonders of the internet, you don’t merely need to rely on this post for your fix of Mason’s moves. While chatting with his family, I learned that he had JUST set up an Instagram account – so go forth and follow him! As if that weren’t enough, they also just posted a video of his dancing while at Wanderlust. Don’t worry, I won’t judge you if you watch this on repeat with your jaw on the floor. I’ll be showing it to everyone I know this summer.
Mason, I’m your biggest fan! Keep up the amazing breakdancing work!
*I’ll be away for this upcoming week and a half in northern Maine – with no internet, gasp! So there won’t be any posts for the next bit but I’ll see you back in mid-July!