Friday, June 2, 2017

Monologue Mania Day # 1205 LOUD! (for Caregivers Anonymous) by Janet S. Tiger (c) June 2, 2017

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Monologue Mania Day # 1205 Loud! (for Caregivers Anonymous) by Janet S. Tiger (c) June 2, 2017  

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

         (Actor is heard yelling, enters loudly)


         (Listens, quiets a bit)

Sorry, I forget how loud I get, but my father will not get hearing aids!  And after a day, it just gets SO'S I DON'T NOTICE ANYMORE....

          (Listens, nods)

Oops!  I guess it's just a bad habit......I tried taking him to the VA for hearings, but we had to wait for hours, and HE JUST HATES WAITING!!

(Deep breath)  I've been doing need to talk in yoga!  And I figure that it helps my voice calm down a bit......

          (Waves hands)

Ooh, maybe it DOESN'T fix it, but at least I try.....Loud.  My father always lived his life loud.....he loved to sing loud, it was embarrassing when I was kid!   And he always talked too loud when he came to school, to see the teacher.  That was horrifying!  Now.....he can barely speak, but since he can't hear, I HAVE TO TALK LOUD!.....Funny, I always have tried to be quiet.  Now, I have to yell for him to hear me.....and it is spreading into my whole life......the other day, I yelled at my boss......then I pretended it was because of my father, wasn't!  I knew I was loud.....I did it....on purpose.......and I got what I wanted, extra time off to take care of my fahter....., and my next yell will be for a raise......

      (Smiles, nods)

Sometimes when I'm shouting, I see him smile, like he's happy I'm yelling, like maybe, finally,  I'm waking up ......that's when I think of Dylan Thomas, that's who he named me after......
(very loud)  Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light!

       (Turns to go to a seat, stops, looks back)

Okay, NOW I'll be quiet.

        (The others laugh, lights down)

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