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Monologue Mania Day # 427 by Janet S. Tiger In the Land of UsedtoBe April 15, 2015
In the Land of UsedtoBe
(for The Senior Channel)
by Janet S. Tiger
© 2014 all rights reserved
(Older actor strolls on, no rush, strolls throughout the crowd.)
Hello, my dear friends in senior land. Or should I say our real location, shh, don't tell anyone, but of course, it's no secret. If you are watching this, you are either a resident or friends of a resident of the mighty land of...Used to Be!
So, stay awhile in the Land of UsedtoBe, things are pleasant here. Everything you are or once were is a lovely memory. The sands of time have smoothed the rough edges of youth, and many things that irritated are now dead and gone. Like old bosses, and horrid teachers.....and family members who were ......not nice to us.
And we.....we are all PP here! Previously Perfect! For the older we get, the better we were! We were able to work for days on no sleep, and dance until dawn every night with our many loves, and we knew everything......all of which we have forgotten.....because forgetting is one of the only ways to get to....the Land of UsedtoBe.
Aches and pains? They will ease away like the rest of everything else long forgotten. Because once we forget, we are happy here in this little plot of land, this island of calm before..... the approach to our final destinations. Sit awhile, heck, you can sit forever.......and wonder why we still say words like 'heck' when everyone else curses like stevedores!
But I digress, which is one of the many lovely avenues here....Digression Alley, Repetition Lane.....and the always popular stroll down the Avenue of When I Was Younger.
And please, do not rush to send me letters and emails that life is better now that you are older! This belief will lead you back to the station, and before you know it...... (sad).....you are taking a side trip on the UsedtoBe train to a special location that is the inspiration for many a TV show and book... the Nation of the Undead....
(Shakes warning finger) .
(to scare).......inhabited by zombies, the living impersonation of humans who no longer can remember anything except how to eat! And they only suck out the brains of those who love them, so I warn you my friends, you really do not want to ask for this destination! Enjoy your stay here in UsedtoBe land, and I wish you a wonderful journey for the rest.....
(Turns to leave, stops, looks back)
Because even though this is a one way trip, you don't want to miss it! All aboard!
(He exits.....for the next stop)
Janet S. Tiger 858-736-6315
Member Dramatists Guild since 1983
Playwright-in-ResidenceSwedenborg Hall 2006-8