Bring on the temporary distractions from life. Pull up the curtain and strike up the band. Let the shows begin. Theatres, stages, concerts, and comedy shows are welcoming larger crowds. Performers are once again sharing their talents with captivated audiences. Audiences are craving the feelings of love, joy, and pleasure, collectively. We want to laugh out loud and sing at the top of our lungs together. We are eager to trade our comfortable sofa perches for numbered theatre seats.
The unpleasantries of life temporarily evaporate with the scent of popcorn, the dimming of lights, and the silencing of phones. As the show begins minds become carefree, imaginations are whisked away, and burdens get paused. Laughter is contagious. Crying is therapeutic. Joy is invigorating, and happy endings are always welcome. Hollywood and Broadway have the power to magically replace personal reality for a bit of time.
Indulge in the pleasure of breaking away from the seriousness of life. Experience the lives, adventures, and sounds of someone else’s creation while you escape from your reality. Let your applause show your gratitude. When you leave the venue may your sides ache from laughter and your cheeks from smiling. May your step be lighter, your head clearer, and your heart a little fuller.