Christmas Miracle – not a sobby story

This is being linked to Poets United Poetry Pantry

grey drizzly day
didn’t feel like Christmas –
77 degrees farenheit
quiet – my husband I opened our two packages
and smiled over hot homemade biscuits
and orange juice.
We have each other –
we can’t complain….
except it’s 77 degrees Farenheit
and grey drizzly day.
Inspiration hit –
Let’s treat ourselves to the new Star Wars movie
and deciding he felt up to going
out in the world
We went.
Interminable ads,
horrible previews,
theater crammed.
I was beginning to regret this.
And then…..
And then…..
The opening fanfare.
A spontaneous roar went through my fellow movie goers
and then…
and then…
everyone was standing and cheering –
my husband and I held hands and grinned
and then…
and then…
the guy next to me reached for my hand and the guy beside my husband
grabbed his hand and before one could blink,
everyone on the row was holding hands,
thirty strangers all united in one swelling laugh.
Holding our hands up in the air
and around the theater,
other groups of people holding hands.
Oh….and of course I shed some tears
because we were friends – in just that moment.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful it we could find a common
source of joy and all around the world
put down our rifles and our money and our prejudice
and just be friends?
Even for only five minutes?
and then…
and then…

This is being linked to Poets United Poetry Pantry

30 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. spreadincrazysmiles
    Dec 26, 2015 @ 22:06:33

    What a beautiful post! It’s amazing what people can connect over isn’t it?


  2. Sarah
    Dec 27, 2015 @ 06:47:42



  3. writersdream9
    Dec 27, 2015 @ 12:56:25

    It would be wonderful!


  4. Victoria C. Slotto
    Dec 27, 2015 @ 13:33:49

    Isn’t that wonderful!? Have a blessed week, Toni.


  5. Let's CUT the Crap!
    Dec 27, 2015 @ 14:03:23

    What a moment captured, Kanzen. I feel the excitement and elation crackle the air. What a picture of that space of time you’ve shared here. Outstanding! ❤ ❤


  6. joannesisco
    Dec 28, 2015 @ 11:52:07

    OMG – that is such a wonderful and unexpected thing to happen!! ❤


  7. lightwalker1
    Dec 28, 2015 @ 12:39:50

    What a positive sentiment. In love and light


  8. mishunderstood
    Dec 28, 2015 @ 23:34:42

    Oh my goodness….I loved this. We were debating about when to go see it as well. Not sure we will experience the same union of souls, but that is amazing. A very beautiful and meaningful visual.
    Happy New Year and Peace to you. 🙂


    • kanzensakura
      Dec 29, 2015 @ 12:48:54

      Happy New Year and peace to you as well! It was truly extraordinary and totally unexpected. Such a spontaneous emotion was just wonderful and it really lifted my spirits. I wish all of us could experience some sort of event like that where strangers come together and become friends


  9. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Jan 03, 2016 @ 15:22:40

    Oh there are those rare moments when it just feels right… and often it comes quite unexpected… I doubt it could be repeated, the conditions for peace has to be just right.


  10. Mary
    Jan 03, 2016 @ 15:24:53

    Indeed, it would be wonderful if we could all put down our weapons and live in peace…without prejudice. If only……


  11. ZQ
    Jan 03, 2016 @ 16:32:13

    well captured moment… and as you put it, needs to be extended.


  12. Sanaa Rizvi (@rizvi_sanaa)
    Jan 03, 2016 @ 17:12:32

    Such a heartwarming piece ❤ wishing you a bright & fantastic new year 😀


  13. Bodhirose
    Jan 03, 2016 @ 18:07:24

    No, this isn’t a “sobby” story but a heartwarming and sweet one. I had a similar experience at a music concert one time. As my friends and I were standing and clapping with the music, our fellow attendees nearby put their arms around our waists and we all danced together. Fun and connecting moment. Maybe that can be more expected at a rock concert than a theater though… 🙂 Loved your story, Toni!


  14. Donna@Living From Happiness
    Jan 03, 2016 @ 18:52:03

    Oh marvelous…seems we are thinking along the same lines this week.


  15. totomai
    Jan 03, 2016 @ 19:13:56

    That’s so precious. I loved moments like that. Ah, makes my heart melts.

    Happy New Year


  16. thotpurge
    Jan 03, 2016 @ 20:29:25

    And then…. if only life was as simple as a blockbuster movie..happy ending and all! Good Stuff! Happy new year Toni.


  17. Sherry Marr
    Jan 03, 2016 @ 21:47:50

    I ABSOLUTELY love this story!!!!!!! Yes, if only bigger groups – say the UN? – could have moments like this………


  18. Sumana Roy
    Jan 04, 2016 @ 05:38:52

    thank you Toni for giving us this precious image of a rare moment…happy new year…


  19. Myrna Rosa
    Jan 04, 2016 @ 20:30:00

    Don’t know if my previous comment went through.
    I love your story. The words “and then” keep circling my mind. I wonder what happens then, if we were all friends, for a little moment.
    Happy New Year.


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