Saturday, June 7, 2008

Dark Pleasures by Angie Ledbetter

"Loafing needs no explanation and is its own excuse." ~ Christopher Morley

I went to see a movie yesterday with my daughter. It was nice to spend time together since we haven't done much of that lately and I always enjoy her company. She makes me laugh and we have a lot in common. It was especially nice being in a dark theater in the middle of the day and getting tickets at matinee rates. The theater is nearby and wasn't very crowded because most people were still at work, so it felt almost like we were playing hooky.

There's really nothing like sinking into a plush comfortable chair in the cool darkness and sinking away into anonymity. The movie we chose was decently funny and captivating; enough so that I was able to forget the lists of things I could/should be doing and totally relax for a few hours.

Escape is important. It eases stress and relieves tension. I had a great afternoon doing something I don't get to do often, and with a person whose company I enjoy. I'm thankful for that time...and the buttered popcorn I had for "lunch."


Barbara Quinn said...

I'm laughing at your "lunch". I was alone for dinner the other night at the shore and had a corn muffin and a cup of tomato soup for dinner and loved it! I do love the movies and when one comes along I want to see in the theaters it's really amazing how much of a brain break it is.

Nannette Croce said...

Middle of the day pleasures can be extra special. With both my husband and me working from home we go out during the day more often than at night (or is it age). I'm not a crowd person, so I enjoy the extra benefit of going out while others are working.

Kathryn Magendie said...

that is one thing I miss living in the little mountain town - the movies---BR is full of movie theaters with plush seats!

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