Current Location: Midland, Michigan, USA / 43°37′25.0″N 84°13′45.7″W
Walking thru the library today, I got lost. Too many aisles, too many books. A steady flow of rascals passed me by; seniors too old to care looked away. Please be quiet and no smoking signs hung rampant on chalked up walls . An orchestra of pages flipped and turned. Fluorescent lights flickered in perfect harmony. Silence set the mood.
Not knowing how to search on the computer data base, I searched manually in vain. Aisle by aisle, shelf after shelf. A stream of unknown titles flood my peripheral vision. Randomly picking a book, I turned the pages looking for pictures--sadly, none to be found. Text, all text. Text books, I thought.
Finding nothing that sparked my interest, I kept walking. While turning right, I looked left. Looked left again--a double take. Crashed into a pile of books. Regaining my posture, my eyes had to refocus, had to squint. Wow. The Audio Video section! I never knew.
Like a kid seeing boobies for the first time, I smiled. 'Videos are my favorite,' I proclaimed.
Head tilted sideways, I walked backwards--reading spines. Memories from film school flickered in my proverbial mind. A sea of genres thump to the beat of my Hitchcock heart. I had died and gone to heaven. A million videos, free to borrow.
While driving home, I weaved thru traffic. Pedal to the metal like NASCAR greats. Home in record time.
Popcorn popped. Lights dimmed low. Going to insert the tape, I realized something missing. My heart skipped a beat. SHIT.
I no longer use nor own a VHS machine.