Saturday, March 10, 2018

Monologue Mania Day # 1486 Property Owner by Janet S. Tiger (c) March 10, 2018

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Monologue Mania Day # 1486  Property Owner by Janet S. Tiger (c) March 10, 2018      

                                          Property Owner

                                                  A monologue by Janet S. Tiger 
                                                   © 2018 all rights reserved 

         (An old woman walks onstage slowly with a cane.  As she continues, she suddenly stands up 
straighter, looks at the cane and throws it away.  She undoes her hair from the ribbon it's held 
up in and she smiles)

I knew becoming a property owner would change my life!  I just knew it!

(Takes a deep sigh)  It feels good .....

Of course, it took awhile to actually get to use the husband and I bought these plots
what was it?  Forty years ago?

         (Looks to one side, shakes head)

Only one problem, I have to spend eternity with Etta Goldstein.  Oh, well, nothing's perfect.

         (Looks to another side, sighs)

There's my children, what good children.  That's the part about this I don't like so much.  Seeing them 
crying, seeing them sad.  I have been trying to get through, to let them know, no need to cry.  I feel 
good!  I can walk again!  They don't know.  I guess you don't understand until you go through it....

         (Reaches up her arms)

And no more of that arthritis....that's something I won't miss!  And this is such a lovely tree, here, I'll
be in the shade.  Which is good, I always had to worry about skin cancer......(thinks)  I guess I don't 
have to worry about that anymore!

(Laughs)  It's so funny!  All that talk about what happens, and it's the easiest thing in the world!  I 
think getting born is much more trouble.....and I was lucky, my kids were prepared, they got 
all the papers in order, had everything ready.....they were ready for the end.....they
 did good, I'm so proud of them!.oh, but look at my daughters, they are crying, now the 
grandchildren are crying.....another funny thing, it doesn't hurt.....I mean I don't like it,
 but....somehow I am absolutely sure everything will be fine.  

I guess that's part of what they have to learn....

         (She turns to leave, stops, looks back)

I guess, maybe, on that side, you're never really ready....

          (She keeps on, because she's already exited....)
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1 comment:

Jennifer Silva Redmond said...

I love this. Very 'Our Town" but modern and real!