Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Monologue Mania Day #1064 Suppose (for Caregivers Anonymous) by Janet S. Tiger (c) Jan. 11, 2017

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Monologue Mania Day #1064 Suppose (for Caregivers Anonymous) by Janet S. Tiger (c) Jan. 11, 2017
                                       A monologue   by Janet S. Tiger 
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(Very careful)  Oh, this is always so difficult for me.  I never liked talking in front of the class in school.  That's why I went into research, so I wouldn't have to talk.  My uncle, he's the one I take care of, he encouraged me to go into science.  He was wonderful.  I love him so much.  

         (She starts to twitch a little, grabs herself)

For 85 he does very well, and I am so happy for that.  I mean, I don't mind taking care of him....

         (Clark interrupts her-  'And his money' - the others stop him and Jeannie makes him apologize)

Thank you, Jeannie, you know what I mean, everyone, there is something amazing when you are taking care of another person, they love you so much, and appreciate you.....

        (She looks at the others)

Well, maybe not everyone......and sometimes, I feel guilty when I get tired....but here's the thing that you could call my was something I saw on a TV show...or maybe it was in the newspaper, sometimes I can't remember....

Anyhow.........It said that someone alive today would be the first person to live to 1000 years old....

        (She changes completely, jumping up, eyes blazing)

(Very loud)  How could they do that!  I mean, how are we all going to do it!  Who is going to be taking care of everybody for 1000 years!  My God, sometimes I wonder how I'm gonna do this if he lives another year....another month.....another week, another day!

          (She waves her hands around)

What if my uncle is the one who's gonna last a thousand years!  What if I have to take care of him for A THOUSAND YEARS!   I mean, what if his money runs out....what if my money runs out?  What if I RUN OUT?

         (Breathing heavily, she completely collapses into the chair, takes a deep breath)

I feel better now.  That's what I love about it here.....I can say anything......

JEANNIE - You do realize, your uncle may not live that long....

GINA -  Yes, I do.....

CLARK -  And YOU may not live that long....

GINA -  Of's just some doesn't seem like a DAILY  dilemma, it seems more like....and ETERNAL dilemma...

        (The others laugh as she gets up and returns to her seat, turns back)

GINA -  Maybe we won't all live that long.....but just...suppose.....

        (End of scene)


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Veronica said...

Good. Done just right.


Veronica said...

Good. Done just right.