The Show

When I was a kid, i used to say, “I’m going to the show” (instead of movies) I wonder when I stopped saying the former…

Anyways, I have always loved going to the show. It’s been one of my favorite things to do in life; get in line, pay for my ticket, maybe get something from the snack bar, find a good seat and settle in. I feel happy when i am inside, sitting there with anticipation for what i am about to see and experience. I have also always been kinda star struck. One of the reasons I love going to the show is because i get to see some of my favorite actors/actresses and even discover some new ones.

I usually go alone to the show. I’ve been thinking about this lately and wondering why might that be because I RARELY invite anyone to go with me. I know. Big Shock, right?  I think it is because I kinda regard the experience as an intimate one and i either want to share it with the right person or just with myself. Of course, it doesn’t feel like an intimate experience if it is something like Casino Royale or some other bang-bang shoot ’em up movie. I rarely see those kind of flicks. Especially now in the winter which is when it seems all sorts of real quality films come out. I don’t want to share them with anyone. I want the experience just for me. I don’t care if its selfish. Lately, I have seen 4 true quality movies, the last one being THE READER, which I went to see last evening. It was an amazing and devastatingly good film. Kate Winslet’s performance  broke my heart and made me  cry. I have seen her back to back now in Revolutionary Road and The Reader and my goodness, I feel lucky to see such an amazing actress. So talented. 

All of the 4 films I have seen lately have been enormously moving and stirring. And i love it. And i love being alone with all of it when i leave the theater. it lingers on for a while and i get to reflect. its just how I am.

I’ve got at least one more show to see in the immediate future. can’t wait.

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