I heard that AARP was sponsoring a showing of Poms for senior citizens. I’d been wanting to catch this movie and so I signed up. I arrived early and enjoyed settling into my seat to people watch as the theater filled. I don’t know if it’s because it was free or if everyone was just that pleased to see this movie, but the theatre was filled with a cheerful enthusiasm. People visited with the strangers sitting near them while waiting for the show to begin.
Eventually a group of women sat down next to me. When the one next to me laughed I recognized her laugh. She was a friend who I haven’t seen in probably 18 years. We had such a good time trying to catch up before the movie began and ended the evening sharing phone numbers and making plans to go to lunch. What serendipity to sit down in a crowd of strangers and find a friend sitting right beside me!
It was a delightful movie and even more fun to share it with a theatre full of senior citizens. We laughed together over the outrageous senior humor. One lady in the audience kept calling out one-liners that were just so perfectly timed and added to the fun of the show. I went alone and enjoyed the camaraderie of being entertained in a crowd of my peers.