Earlier today, Kevin Kinkead wrote a thoughtful and articulate piece that explored multiple aspects of Thursday’s culturally diverse, spirited, and overwhelmingly good-natured parade crowd. It was a nuanced piece, one filled with several insightful observations that captured the feel of the day.
From my perspective, save for a few who couldn’t handle the excitement and/or booze (guy in front of me on PATCO who tried to urinate into a Sprite bottle and missed, badly—I’m talking to you), the people were fantastic and the city of Philadelphia was unequivocally at its finest.
I would have thought by now, nearly two full days after the parade, that I would’ve seen everything there was to see, but every time I scroll through my Twitter feed it seems like there is something else to feel good about. The latest is this:
— ✞ KIRO MANK 🇪🇬 (@KiroMank) February 9, 2018
Delivering political commentary isn’t my game, and I go to great lengths to avoid it. I will, however, tell you about my personal philosophy, which is to be as nice as possible to others, make the best of every day, and soak in life’s special moments. People can be awesome, and the video above captured a great moment in a week filled with them. I’ve never been happier to be around this city and its (mostly) great people than I’ve been these past few weeks. It’s been better than anything I could’ve possibly imagined—and I’ve spent nearly 30 years trying to imagine it. Philly Philly!