Monday, May 29, 2017

Monologue Mania Day # 1201 All the Same by Janet S. Tiger (c) May 29, 2017

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Monologue Mania Day # 1201 All the Same by Janet S. Tiger (c) May 29, 2017  

                                              All the Same
                                             a monologue by Janet S. Tiger 
                                                (c) all rights reserved (c) 2017

         (Actor enters, looks around)
If it's all the same with you......but is it?  Is it all the same?  Do you notice every day is different - or has it become ....all the same.

How do I know what is real?  I mean, I woke up this morning after driving 16 hours - and now I'm in another state.  But I can see my home out the window.

They took me to a motel, but the amazing thing is.....the furniture looks a lot like my own living room.

Or does it?

It's not the living room I grew up in......but is it the same as yesterday's room?  It's confusing.

I have a friend who calls me every day.  This is a friend I know for a long time.....I think.  But sometimes, I can't remember his name.  

Or where we met.  He still remembers.  I think.

When I got upset about being in a different state, my children came over.....and they crawled through the window.  Same as when they were little.

And gave me a pill, and now I feel better.

I know I'm home, not far away.  Same home I've lived in for thirty years.

Same furniture, no one crawling through the chimney like Santa Claus.

I was in a different state though......the state of confusion....or was it the state of delusion?

       (Turns to leave, stops, looks back)

Same place I was ......last time I forgot my pills.


Note to readers - some readers (you know who you are!) have noted that I have resorted to using the same monologue more than once  - I  prefer to think of it as bringing back favorites (like I did for this Memorial Day weekend), but do not want to quibble.  Just wanted to point out that out of 1201 days, I have also posted over 30 one-acts - between 3-10 pages each.  So - if I count each one-act as at least two monologues - am still being fair in my count!    And for those who want to discuss (argue?) that some of the monologues are the same....please see monologue above for my response.......And thank you all for reading!
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