• hoshi 194w

    These days, I go to the movies alone.
    I pick a center seat, not too far in the back or front - nor too near the corners of the hall.

    I tend to stray as far as possible from the couple spots each of them possesses. Purchasing a large tub of popcorn and coke in the beginning, I tend to share it with the next person - as long as they are alone too.

    There are no more trembling legs and sweaty palms when I go to watch a flick now, not a single thought of what the others would think of a single guy watching movies alone.

    Maybe something along the lines of loser, loner, broken. Well, that's where they might be right. I can be all of that, all the while including a happy persona too. If I can fake being alive, I can fake being happy.

    As I watch each flick, alone from my spot - sometimes the only person in the hall in the rare morning show, I realise that destiny is just a myth to ignite the flames in the youth, a false hope for them to know that fate might not be set in stone.

    Well, I've seen the world evolve. I've seen the emotions in people fade and rebound. I've seen a lot of things, a lot of stories.

    I've seen breakups happening in the Halls, first kisses and people even daring to go third base. I've seen, felt and lived through it all.

    A cinema might be a lot of things to someone - ranging from happiness to comfort.

    Yet for me, it's a place where stories come to life, where people coexist to share the same experience.

    I go to the cinema a lot these days, for I crave to see the stories people portray.

    -Hoshi

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    ".. I realise that destiny is just a myth to ignite the flames in the youth, a false hope for them to know that fate might not be set in stone.."