hell is other people at a matinee

Dropping their phones, crawling on the floor searching for them, letting them ring, shuffling for their candies and programs and gums, treating it all like Netflix, leaving to pee in the middle of a quiet scene, shuffling out of their middle seat forcing seven other people to stand and let them by. HEAVEN, though, is their laughter that surprises both you and them, their shining wet faces, their smiles and applause even after you feel strongly that they missed the best parts. Turns out they were fully there the whole time.

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