Monday, August 7, 2017

Monologue Mania Day # 1271 Wrinkled Time by Janet S. Tiger (c) Aug. 7, 2017

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Monologue Mania Day # 1271 Wrinkled Time by Janet S. Tiger (c) Aug. 7, 2017           

                                     Wrinkled Time
                                               by Janet S. Tiger  (c) 2017 all rights reserved 

           (The woman is older, maybe 50s, 60s, and she is smiling)

Wrinkles in the mirror.  Well, not in the mirror but on your face.   You try and make them disappear but no, the make-up is a poor disguise, and the hour when you have to leave is near.  The wedding is upon you.

Big events.....Weddings .... funerals ......are time portals.  Forget about the TARDIS*, these are changeable windows into the past and future.

We see the child who was a flower girl at our she has a daughter  the age that she was then.

You see someone young and suddenly there is a different kind of wrinkle.
All the years in between wrinkle together, like the very fabric of time - And in that instant, you are back at your own wedding, seeing her with the basket of flowers.  Walking down an aisle.

A new life starting.  Your life.

Now you see this new life on its way and you look in a mirror.  The wrinkles are no longer so annoying once you have wrinkled backwards to before they were there.

But they were there.  Your parents looked at you like that.

And in their eyes, their parents, until suddenly you can see back in time for decades, then centuries and into a past you could only read about before....the wrinkles are stretchy and yet vibrant.

Can they be removed?  Would you want to?  Of course not.

         (Turns to leave, stops, looks back)

The wrinkles on your face.  Hell, yeah!
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* TARDIS - from Dr. Who - more info here

A Wrinkle in Time - by Madeleine L'Engle - one of the greatest books of all time!
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