The room is crowded and stuffy with low lighting. The beat of the music reverberates through my body. Voices rise and fall, talking, singing, laughing. There is an air of expectation. I glance to my right. Penny is gazing at the stage, the anticipation showing in every plane of her face. The heat is starting to get to me and my legs are aching from standing. I think to myself that I am too old to attend a concert where there is standing only. I grab my ticket from my pocket and fan myself. My legs are rebelling and I shuffle from one foot to the other, my feet sticking to the floor where drink has been spilled. The music stops and the lights dim. Voices quieten and all eyes are turned to the stage. Pentatonix walk on and the room fills with cheers, whistles, screams and applause. I glance again at Penny and see her face light up and hear her cheer. My legs no longer ache.
This is the last time I am joining in with Simply a Moment with Alexa as she is letting it go. I am sad as I have enjoyed joining in and reading everyone's 60 seconds, once a month. I may continue to do my own moment once a month ... if I remember!