Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Monologue Mania Day # 1400 Holiday Monologues by Janet S. Tiger (c) Dec. 14, 2017

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Monologue Mania Day # 1400 Holiday Monologues by Janet S. Tiger (c) Dec. 14, 2017    

  1400 days  (for those who like numbers - that's lucky 7 times 200!)
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                                              Holiday Monologues                
                                               a n (upcoming) collection by Janet S. Tiger (c) all rights reserved 2017

          (It's getting busy - this is the season!  This is the beginning of a collection of monologues for holidays throughout the year.  When completed, I will make this collection available for loyal readers as a special gift link that you can share with friends and family for the holiday season - hopefully by next year.  Tonight's monologue is The Gift of...which first posted on Day #316  Dec. 25, 2014.  And below that is a list of the monologues which will be in the collection. Wishing all a wonderful season!)

                                                         The Gift of................

                                                (for the Senior Channel)
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                (The actor struts onstage with a large bag, faces the crowd, and sets the bag down.)

Merry Christmas!  I am wishing the followers and loyal watchers of Senior Channel a very Merry Christmas!

And I know everyone is having a wonderful day, and I just wanted to give everyone watching a very special gift.  Now I have watched this channel for months, and seen people bring many things to hand out to the audience, but until this show, no one has given a gift to everyone, to all the watchers!

And that is exactly what I am going to do!

On this special day, I give you all the special, magical, delightful gift of......

               (Opens the bag with a flourish, emptying the contents into the air.....and there is ....)

Nothing!  The gift of nothing!

You heard me!  I am giving everyone the gift that requires no place to put, no extra weight to burn off, no phony smile and thank you note!

Ingenious, isn't it?  I have praying for people to give me this very gift since I was 70 years old, but too many ignore my request.

I am a very lucky person, I have everything I need and much more than I ever expected, so nothing is exactly the gift that I prefer!

It is a gift that keeps giving - and just like the commercials I try to avoid - it saves me time!  And a great deal of energy, it's certainly one size fits all, and the best part, it costs absolutely....nothing!

So, I share this gift with all of friends, in the hope that this gift will spread like the warm cranberry jam my mother used to make on Christmas Day, delicious, sweet,  remembered by all who received it.  Because when I do not have to worry about more stuff.....I can truly appreciate all I have!

Now, for all who want something physical....., I do not in any way want you to be unsatisfied - from what I see in stores, and on TV, on the Internet, there are plenty of items available for you all! It is just that I, at this time in my life, prefer the gift of....nothing!

And, in the spirit of the holiday,  I am sharing it....with you!

           (He turns to leave, stops and turns back)

And I am hoping, too, that if you still want to give me a gift, and I hope you do, because giving is wonderful!  Please give my gift to someone who needs it, to children who have no toys, to those who have no home, to those who need someone to care, to that my nothing, will become something....something good......Have a wonderful, giving holiday!

December -  there may be more, but this is what I could find now.- an even dozen!  

The Gift of....  (for the Holiday Season)

This is No Drill  (for Pearl Harbor Day - Dec. 7)

A Great Miracle Happened Here  (for Hanukah)

Soul Sticks (for Dec. 21)

Longest Night (for Dec. 21)

Christmas Evie  (for Dec. 24)

The Christmas of the Ribbon Tree (for Dec. 25)

Reflections (for the end of the year)

End of Year Memories  (the year - years - in review)

What Could Possibly Go Wrong?  (for New Year's Eve)  Dec. 31

Countdown (for New Year's Eve Dec. 31)

Expiration Date  (for New Year's Day Jan. 1)


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1 comment:

Jennifer Silva Redmond said...

Thanks for nothing!

(Thanks for everything, really!)