14 Nov 2020

Dry popcorn rustling during the trailers

Shoes squeaking on the wood, the resonant thump of the ball

Hotel bedsheets

Sitting patiently through the daily specials

Ears ringing, post-concert, thwarting a night’s rest

New people, hearty handshakes

Full playgrounds

Nodding off after takeoff

Standing ovations

Getting lost amongst unfamiliar buildings

Spoons colliding in a shared dessert

Birthday balloons on mailboxes

A distant cough that goes ignored

Laughter with abandon

Brilliant, luminous, smiles