Monday, October 31, 2016

Monologue Mania Day #992 No Matter What by Janet S. Tiger (c) Oct. 31, 2016

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Monologue Mania Day #992 No Matter What by Janet S. Tiger (c) Oct. 31, 2016
                                             No Matter What
                             A monologue by Janet S. Tiger   © all rights reserved

        (The woman is older, but not ancient and she is fuming, but holding it in as best as she can)

Are you finished?  Well, my turn!  I heard what you said, and you have tried to squash my enthusiasm for years, and you have tried to squash my enjoyment of the sunsets, and of talking to strangers, and I know it is because you are depressed, but I do not have to be depressed with you!  I am not responsible for your depression - which you refuse to get help for - and I refuse to be sucked into the blackness of its depths with you!

You can hate getting old, hate being alive for so long, hate getting up and hate.....everything! - but I don't!

And maybe I'll remember to keep quiet about my happiness, or maybe not....but no matter what, I am going to continue loving life.....and I am going to keep on talking with people, and keep on enjoying a beautiful day....and I am going to enjoy.....being alive, because....
NO MATTER WHAT...I still choose to be happy!

        (Turns to leave, stops,looks back)

Were you even listening?

        (Goes over, looks, nods)

Of course.  Sound asleep.

        (Tucks in father.)

No matter what, still love you.
       (No matter what...she exits)
Janet S. Tiger    858-736-6315      
Member Dramatists Guild since 1983
Swedenborg Hall 2006-8

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