on the day before thanksgiving
school was out
kids had energy to burn
so I borrowed the big car
to round everyone up
enjoy an afternoon with
four neighborhood friends
and a lot of smuggled-in candy
while settling into
at the local theater.
one tried pre-filling his Santa hat
to the top with treats
before we left his house
but the group voted and decided
it was unsteady, looked suspicious,
and would quickly reveal our scheme.
it’s all about teaching life skills.
“the magic of film isn’t just because of the big screen,
or the acoustics,
but he ineffable shared experience of going to the movies.”
on the field
littles running and playing in the end zone
and a few of our closest friends
sharing a big night in the big house.
“when we establish human connections within the context of shared
experience we create community wherever we go.”
― gina greenlee
another polar vortex day
another movie adventure
four neighborhood kids
lots of action
lots of adventure.
“you never forget the neighborhood kids you grew up with.”
in the midst of the polar vortex
a call goes out
a friend offers to drive us all to the movies
preston- holding down the fort at the theater
sells us popcorn, beverages, and tickets
menu offers a movie combo of cocktails and popcorn
the movie was great
the company was great
felt like we were skipping school
to just have a day of fun
we forgot about the polar vortex outside
we laughed and cried
we’ll never tell who chose which beverage:
coffee, tall soda, sippy-cup ‘o wine.
choose your own adventure.
everyone needs someone who will call them and say,
“get dressed, we’re going on an adventure.”
one of my happiest ways to spend a relaxing day
with coffee, pajamas, music,
and a full string of one of my favorite director’s films.
always good for a dark humor laugh
but more often than not,
“for me, the cinema is not a slice of life, but a piece of cake.”
with a hundred possible self-serve drink combinations,
what could possibly go wrong?
all that we have to do is choose all of them.
“the risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision.”
book club goes to the movies.
“eat ice cream. read books. be happy.”
― carew papritz