I once knew a guy who used to stop under this disco ball every night on his way home and do a little dance beneath it.

I hadn’t seen it in so long that I thought maybe it had disappeared, like so much else in this neighborhood. Then, just now, I was walking down the street and looked up.

Disco found.

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  1. The disco ball’s been there all year, but construction has been going on in the house right by it, which was where the lights that shone on the disco ball came from. I’m hoping the disco ball will be up and running once those neighbors move back in!

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