I went to the After Dark Movie at Dogwood Park tonight. They’ve had three movie nights at the Dogwood Performance Pavilion over the past few weeks, usually on Saturday night. This one was postponed until tonight because of last weekend’s rain. David and I attended the last two together, Life of Pi and Epic. He had to work tonight, though; so I went alone. Usually, I really, really enjoy these types of events; but tonight, I left shortly after the movie began, not even 15 minutes into the film. And I’m not really sure why I left.
The Avengers was playing, an action film/Marvel Comic, not quite the genre of film that I particularly enjoy. Maybe, that’s why I left. I’m not sure if it’s that action films bore me to tears or if they are too over-stimulating; but they rarely hold my interest or attention for very long. Maybe, it was that I just couldn’t get into the film tonight or maybe it was all the distractions. And there were so many distractions – children talking and twirling around those little glow sticks of all different colors; adults talking and the general noise of people carrying on conversations during the film; the streetlights in the park were too bright, making it difficult to see the film (something I hadn’t noticed before tonight); the lady in front of me with her brightly lit cell phone that kept lighting up every few minutes; people moving around – up and down, walking in front of me – just too many distractions!
So I simply left. Now I’m left analyzing my actions wondering “why?”