Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Monologue Mania Day #1126 Something About by Janet S. Tiger (c) Mar. 14, 2017

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Monologue Mania Day #1126 by Janet S. Tiger (c) Mar. 14, 2017      

                              Something About
                                                a monologue   by 
                                               by Janet S. Tiger (c) all rights reserved (c) 2017

              (Actor enters with a big bouquet of flowers)

Yes, for you!  There's something about flowers!  And candy.....and, if I remember my classic movies, something about the smell of napalm in the morning!  There's something about just about everything, but most of all.....

There's something about cancer!  What a sentence!  Luckily, no longer a death sentence, but even now, just the word itself is enough to throw people into a horror!  And that's now - thank goodness - unlike my childhood, when the word was whispered like the name of a syphilitic relative!

         (Puts hand to lips, cupping, very furtive)

Cancer.....did you hear about so and so...they have.....cancer!  Uncontrollable.....cell division....abnormal....cell growth!  Uncontrollable, abnormal....and all with the ever-present presence of the always possible.....death.

Funny how those words are linked....uncontrollable......yet death is the ultimate control.  Abnormal....yet death is the only normal constant among all living creatures!

And there is something about cancer....... something about hearing that diagnosis.

Little like a sledgehammer hits you in the head from both directions at the same time over and over and then for variety not at the same time one side than the other.  Bong..bong....bong...bong....

           (Illustrates with head as if it's being hit from side to side)

The funny thing is that I have had many other things wrong with me that could have killed me much faster!

An accident where a metal line almost sliced off my head!  An infection that was stopped only with experimental anti-biotics....an infection in the bone of my jaw that resisted even chemotherapy!

Yet all of these pale in comparison to hearing the word cancer.   Positive for cancer,  Funny use of the word positive I always thought.


But in many ways it was positive for me   ......

          (Turns to leave, stops, looks back)

And I am praying it will be positive for you too.....

         (Exits to cancer-free future)

For all those reading this or involved in a fight right now or who have been in the fight- keep the faith.

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Janet S. Tiger    858-736-6315                CaregiversAnon.org
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1 comment:

Jennifer Silva Redmond said...

Nevertheless, she persisted.