It was a great performance and everyone applauded, except me.
The loud clapping turned into a standing ovation. I stood up, yet remained quiet.
There was a curtain call and the adulation became uproarious. Standing there noiselessly, i watched the tumult rise and fall around me.
As the crowd began to depart, the exiting murmur was a kind of silence all its own. Underneath it i heard someone say, "What was up with the weirdo who was next to you?"