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Gift Of Sound

Not everyone notices
As things drift slowly in and out of focus.
Being in the theater is more important than knowing what is going on in the movie.
The sound in the theater is very loud.
It builds up because it can't get out of the theater.
The actors talk.
We can still hear what they said a minute ago
This happens in any closed room...sound never leaves it
Until someone goes out to get some soda or popcorn.
Some conversations escape as people leave
And enter the lobby.
When the movie is over
And everyone leaves the theater
The accumulated sound leaves with them
And spreads out across the parking lot
To become forever part of the landscape
In no particular order.
The film is a gift to the surrounding community.