Friday, September 1, 2017

Monologue Mania Day # 1296 This Too Shall Pass by Janet S. Tiger (c) Sept. 1, 2017

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Monologue Mania Day # 1296 This Too Shall Pass by Janet S. Tiger (c) Sept. 1, 2017                     

                                           This, Too, Shall Pass
                                               by Janet S. Tiger  (c) 2017 all rights reserved     

          (In honor of this monologue, the actress will wear a black armband)

This too shall pass.

Yes, things pass.  Everything does.  Everyone does.  Doesn't make it any easier.

Someone I knew died.  It's been awhile, but the memorial is coming up soon.  He wasn't young, and he'd been sick, but still, there is a sadness when a life flies off this plane of existence, and you have to think about it again.

He was a special guy - although we knew each other over 35 years we only met once in person, at a memorial! A dear friend introduced us, through a play I wrote, and he called me to ask if it was all right to pass my name along to his brother and sister-in-law, as they needed a writer, and he thought I would be right for their project.

Thirty five years later, I still work with them, even though they are in their 90s now, and illness has slowed them a bit, they are more than people I work with, they are dear friends, who have shared in my life, laughed with me, and helped my family through some very difficult times.

I cried when I heard about his passing.  Crying is hard for me.  I do not like to cry.  Boys don't cry. And I am a girl who played with the boys - so I could not cry or else they would not play with a crybaby!

But I have learned to let out my has taken time, and tears.  And today I let a few tears go for someone I met only once, but who changed my world forever.

Go with God, Stan Kallis - and rest in peace.

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1 comment:

Jennifer Silva Redmond said...

What a wonderful legacy he left.