It's the End of the World
Nobody can hear a scream in the vacuum of space, or so they say. “They” are wrong though. You can hear a scream if you listen closely enough. You can hear them as they float through the cosmos, and eventually reverberate to your eardrums like a cloud of anguish. A slight tremor of cosmic proportions. There’s only one problem though: no one believes me
Train of Thought
Darkness. At least initially there is darkness. That is until consciousness begins to flutter in like blood seeping into a carpet. Consciousness, at first, is encapsulated by hazy pixelations and incomplete imagery. Unfamiliar surroundings reign supreme in this new world. However, as the brain begins to integrate this incomplete picture, consciousness begins to feel like something more describable. The pixelations are beginning to feel more concrete. Finally, in what feels like an eternity, you regain complete control of your mental capacities. You are officially awake.
Thoughts and Prayers
37 individuals. Most are probably forgotten by the public at large, most, if not all, were probably never even remembered in the first place. Some spent their final moments in a classroom, some in a grocery store, and some celebrating a parade. Some probably experienced some terror in their final moments, maybe some were “mercifully” spared. Some individuals were just beginning their life, while some were beginning a new stage in life. Some of these individuals were fathers, some were mothers, some were brothers, some were husbands, some were wives, some were cousins, and some were friends. Speaking in absolutes though, *all* of the 37 were senselessly, and viciously, executed in mass shootings in the past 60 days in the United States of America.
Movie Theater Etiquette
The cinema. It just means more. Whether it be at your local AMC at the mall, or maybe an underground “old school” drive in, or maybe a ritzy theater that serves a full course meal with your film, the theater just means more. There is just an element of “going to the movies” that simply cannot be replaced with the numerous options available to us via the tsunami of 2022 streaming.