Thursday, March 22, 2018

Monologue Mania Day # 1498 The Human Race (for Caregivers Anonymous) by Janet S. Tiger (c) March 23, 2018

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Monologue Mania Day # 1498 The Human Race  (for Caregivers Anonymous) by Janet S. Tiger (c) March 23, 2018   

Caregivers Anonymous is-
-the recipient of a San Diego Foundation Creative Catalyst Program Fellowship grant 
-sponsored by Playwrights Project and 
-has a website now -

For other monologues from Caregivers Anonymous, please see Days # 268, 270, 271, 273, 284, 285, 286, 314, 317, 380, 412, 444, 454, 455, 456, 473, 474, 475, 476, 483, 484, 513, 514, 566, 569, 666, 692, 702, 714, 777, 778, 782, 783, 797, 802, 812, 813, 820, 869, 874, 881, 889, 903, 917,  1422, 1423 and today's 1498

                                     The Human Race
                                                a monologue by Janet S. Tiger 
                                                   © 2018 all rights reserved 

      (One of the caregivers runs in, raising hands as in victory.  Is wearing a number 
on the front, like a runner, stops, is gasping, the others are cheering)

I can't believe it!  I made it!  I got through another day!  (Deep breath)  I will not go through the
 different tasks of the day - we all have the same list!  But I will ask everyone a very simple question 
- one that is bothering me no matter how fast I run.  Or how far I don't go no matter how fast I run!

Ok, here it is.  We are all in a race.  Faster and faster!  Even as we age, there is always a rush....
.and now, with several friends and family coming close to that finish line.....who will get there first?  

All the way to the finish line.  Which is....death.

So, why is it a race?  Why does anyone want to win this race?

Or is  that why they call it.....the human race?

        (Goes to sit in the wheelchair.  Lights down, end of scene)
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Janet S. Tiger    858-736-6315      
Member Dramatists Guild since 1983

Swedenborg Hall 2006-8

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