on the Silver Screen
The projector's hum
resonated through the small, dimly lit room, its echo mingling with the
flickering light that painted dancing shadows on the walls—a cinematic ballet
mirroring the emotions unraveling within her.
It was another Friday
night at the vintage movie theater, but tonight held a distinct air. She found
herself alone, having spun another tale of work to escape the confines of home.
Lies had become her refuge, a desperate means to avoid his anger and her own
The end had come for
them. It was a truth acknowledged by both, yet he clung to denial. His
obsession had become a paralyzing force, and her attempts to break free in the
past only led to her surrender and transformation into someone unrecognizable.
However, her true self
couldn't remain imprisoned indefinitely. The question loomed: how could she
escape without shattering him and herself? The credits rolled, and she sat in
the afterglow of a film that had woven itself into the fabric of her soul. Characters
lingered, and plotlines carved permanent residence in her thoughts.
It was an escape, if only
momentary, but each happy ending kindled hope for her own. Her dream felt
within reach. Why else would God permit such unhappiness if not for a reward at
As the theater emptied,
she lingered in her seat, suspended between the reel and reality. The story had
seeped into her heart, leaving an indelible mark. It wasn't just a movie; it
was an awakening. Could she sustain this belief?
Outside, city lights
twinkled like distant stars. She took a breath, feeling the cool night air on
her face. The protagonist's journey mirrored her struggles, and the resolution
became a roadmap for her uncertainties.
The movie had whispered
truths she hadn't dared to acknowledge, sparking a fire, a catalyst for change.
Stepping into the night, she carried the film's essence like a talisman.
In the following days,
she navigated life with a fresh perspective. The movie's lessons guided her
decisions, its soundtrack the melody of her daily rhythm. She chased dreams
with the same fervor the characters pursued their destinies.
Change would only occur
if she willed it. She was determined to make it happen!
As time passed, the movie
became a silent companion. In moments of doubt, she replayed scenes in her
mind, drawing strength from fictional triumphs. The cinema transformed from a
mere escape to a wellspring of inspiration.
Under the city lights,
she embraced the serendipity of that cinematic night. The silver screen birthed
a metamorphosis, and as the credits rolled on her own life, she whispered
gratitude to the universe for the movie that changed everything.
TAGLINE: Hope comes in many formats even on the silver screen
Yolanda Renee © 2023
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