Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Monologue Mania Day #1133 Is the Sky Blue? (for Osculation) by Janet S. Tiger (c) Mar. 21, 2017

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Monologue Mania Day #1133 Is the Sky Blue?  (for Osculation) by Janet S. Tiger (c) Mar. 21, 2017      

Other monologues from Osculation (or Love and Math in the Time of Chemistry) are on
                              Days # 308,396, 470, 490, 698, 750, 804, 817,825, 1060, 1100 and today 1133


                                                  Is the Sky Blue?
                                             (Not)   a monologue   by 
                                               by Janet S. Tiger (c) all rights reserved (c) 2017

         (Ariana and Isaac are having lunch, away from the other students on the lunch court.  She points up- he looks up, but then mostly at her)

ARIANA -  You asked me what I see when I see numbers, well, what do you see when you see colors?  Is the sky blue?

ISAAC -  So, is this like, a trick question?  Because we both know that it's blue.....

ARIANA -  Because you see it as blue?

ISAAC - (Questioning)  ..Because of science?

ARIANA -  You mean what they teach you in physics?  (quoting a source she remembers) That it's blue because molecules in the air scatter blue light from the sun more than they scatter red light.......And that's why sunset seems red and orange, because the blue light has been scattered away from the line of sight....(to have fun with him)..by fairies that are bringing down the curtain of night! 

ISAAC -  (Laughs in spite of himself)

ARIANA - But not everyone sees a blue sky...people, like my Dad, are color blind and everything is shades of gray, so, are they wrong?

ISAAC -  It's not that they're wrong, they just see things.....

ARIANA -  Off- color?

ISAAC -  You know what I mean!

ARIANA - Differently.  That's the word you need.   And the blind don't see the colors at all....so who's right?  That's the real question, isn't it?  What is the truth?  What is real?  How can you be sure of anything?

ISAAC -  Actually, if you want to be specific.....the white light is a mix of all the colors and one guy discovered that....

ARIANA - (cuts him off).... if you take a prism, it separates the colors, into a spectrum, and you're his namesake, right?  Isaac Newton?

ISAAC -  (Impressed)  Wow, I didn't know you knew about him!

ARIANA -  I know about a lot of things, my new friend.  There's the Tyndall effect and the Raleigh scattering......

ISAAC -  You understand that?

ARIANA-  It's the wavelength that we register....I got it.  I may not remember which number goes with which color, but I can repeat my question?  Is the sky blue?  And more important, what color is it, when you close your eyes?

         (They hear a bell)

ARIANA - You answer that question, and that is the secret to life.....

        (She exits, and he watches after her.  End of scene)


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