We all went out into the streets and stared and mulled around, like people in a movie, stunned at the silence in our heads.
Were we in a movie? Yes, maybe we were in a movie, and this was the first step in a complex plot we were about to become involved in, but all would be all right in the end.
We were not in a movie and there was not a thought in our heads.
Finally we drove to the zoo to see what the big animals were doing.