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Same theater. New memory. Doing okay.

by lillybrook on March 2, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Olivia and I got together with friends today. They picked the place: a dollar theater close to both our houses. It's a place I like, but not a place I have been for many years. Four years, four months, to be exact.

The last time I was there, I saw the movie Burn Before Reading. It was the night I found out I was pregnant with my daughter. It was the last date I ever went on with her dad.

So, as I drove up to the theater today, I admit I was shaky. I parked, and my heart beat a little faster. Sitting in the dark before the movie began, with my beautiful single-parented three and half year old, I got a little teary.

And then I got over it. We had so much fun with our new friends and when the movie ended we walked across the street to a coffee shop. By then, the theater was just a theater, not THE theater... and the power of that old memory faded into history.

Places hold memories, but they are still just places.


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