Friday, April 9, 2010

A Moment

Went to the movies tonight. Found a seat, empty-handed (didn't have $30 to spend on popcorn or a soda). We were about twenty minutes early so I sat and did my best to look around at other people while trying not to look nosy. Just a little concerning, what I saw...

So I saw a row of about 6 people in the seats in front of me with the bright screen from their cell phones lighting up their faces. The lady almost directly in front of me was sending a text message that said, "in the movie now, will text u later" (yeah, like you wouldn't try to see what kinds of texts other people are sending). Anyways, a girl next to me also had her little device out, scrolling through some musical selections that ran from the device into her ears. Behind me, I kept hearing the buzz/blip combination of sounds as someone was sending and receiving text messages. The pre-show on the screen occasionally went through a silent commercial about sending a text to the (x) theater and getting discounts on candy and popcorn.

There was one moment, an eerie moment that I'll never forget. For just a moment or so, the theater was almost completely silent; no one talked to each other, with only the sound of shuffling and an occasional blip, buzz, or bleep of a cell phone action. It was strange, almost like there was no one really there in the theater, and we were all just a bunch of computers executing programs through our devices.

I closed my eyes and imagined the beast on the big screen, his large, cavernous eyes looking down on us, his mouth slightly turned at one corner into a satisfied grin...

A text message from my friend Nico brought me back to reality.


  1. Very Glad you're back! Interested in writing for me? :P
    Love the post...I find it amazing how they get away with charging so much on cheap food. But, thats just me of course. I don't get alot of things. :)
    But glad you're shouldn't stay gone so long again.
    With Love and Blessings,
    Bleah Briann

  2. this is was interesting to read :)
    btw since your talking about "moments"
    Have you ever noticed there is a tiny moment when your waking up that your not even thinking about anything your mind is blank of all worry and such feelings and then BAM you wake up completely and realize your back in the world. Have you ever experienced this moment?

  3. Very cool post. And Agreed, the movies cost way too much after snacks and all. I'd rather redbox a movie and have all the snacks I want for the cost of a soda at the movie theatre! lol Good to see ya posting.

    All the best