Sunday, February 25, 2018

Monologue Mania Day # 1474 The Seventh Mountain (for Caregivers Anonymous) by Janet S. Tiger (c) Feb. 26, 2018

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Monologue Mania Day # 1474  The Seventh Mountain (for Caregivers Anonymous) by Janet S. Tiger (c) Feb. 26, 2018     
                                       The Seventh Mountain

                                                  A monologue by Janet S. Tiger 
                                                   © 2018 all rights reserved 
           (The actor stands, then jumps on the table as the others are amazed)

Can you see it?  Is it beautiful?  Oh, yes!  The mountains!  The sun!  Okay, maybe we almost died a few times getting up here, but, for this moment, it is worth it!

          (He spreads his arms wide, then jumps off the table)

Do you know what that's from - okay, maybe I paraphrased, but it's from one of the greatest scenes in a movie - a movie based on a true story.......about a bunch of people in a plane crash in the Andes  Mountains.....and to survive they had to eat the dead passengers.....a cheery movie!

         (The others laugh)

But my favorite part is what the actor playing the lead, Sean Penn, no, it was Ethan Hawke....and he said to his buddy when they are looking over the horrifying but beautiful vista that is all snowy mountain....when they realize they have at least 50 miles to go over these mountains........Ethan Hawke points out that.........'the 7th mountain has no snow'

(Sighs)  I remember thinking, wow, I got it.  As long as you can see the light at the end of the tunnel, have a chance.....

So, whenever I have the feeling that everything is hopeless, I go to the tallest place I can.....into the hills, or if I have to......up on the table!

As long as I have a chance to seethat, no matter how bad the day looks, what appointments with doctors are going to bring, what bills have to be paid with money I don't have....what accidents have to be cleaned up!.....that the 7th mountain has no snow......that.....there is hope!.......and that someday.....there is going to be a change for the long as I keep going......

I hold onto the midst of all the crap......and I highly advice you try it....because....even if you can't get up on the can always stand on your see that 7th mountain....

           (Lights down, end of scene)
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