Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Monologue Mania Day #1112 Soft Landing (from Caregivers Anonymous) by Janet S. Tiger (c) Feb. 28, 2017

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Monologue Mania Day #1112 Soft Landing (from Caregivers Anonymous) by Janet S. Tiger (c) Feb. 28, 2017                     
                                                  Soft Landing
                                                   a monologue from Caregivers Anonymous  by 
                                                    by Janet S. Tiger (c) all rights reserved (c) 2017
           (Jeannie looks at Savannah)

When they were going to the moon, there were a lot of....problems.  My husband was an engineer, and he actually worked on the last moon landing when he was a young man, and he told me the biggest issue, outside of actually flying to the moon, was a soft landing.

Soft.  Not crashing.  Not burning.  Landing on your feet.

That's why you came, to figure out....how to land on your feet.  Because caregiving is a daily flight to the moon.

Okay, maybe not as complicated in some ways....but they didn't go to the moon every day.  Every day, every caregiver  has to be paying attention, figuring, firing rockets at just the right moment, giving those pills and shots, and making sure everything works, watching out for trouble that we can't predict.....

They stopped going to the moon in 1972 - they only did six moon landings.

But caregivers, we just keep flying, and here, we are here to make sure....that when things get too tough.....you have a soft landing.

           (Lights down on Jeannie, up on Savannah)

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