December 21st, 2003

holidays

New things

I did something today that I've never done before.

I went to the theater alone.

As much as I try to be the free thinker, I'm often sucked into the popular beliefs of the society around me. In my world, it's always been suggested that people should see movies in theaters while in the company of other people. Okay, so no one actually suggested that. After all, that'd be a silly rule to make --

     "Now, Tommy, brush your teeth, wear clean underwear & never go to the movies alone."

     "Okay, mom."

Yet, it's certainly the practice to go to the movies with others. Over the years, it managed to cross the line from a practice to a full-fledged rule. For some reason, I have always viewed watching movies alone as I did drinking alone -- as both sad & lonely. Perhaps I was wrong... just a bit.

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