Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Monologue Mania Day # 1552 The Ruler by Janet S. Tiger (c) May 17, 2018

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Monologue Mania Day # 1552 The Ruler  by Janet S. Tiger (c) May 17, 2018                                            
                                                              The  Ruler                         
                                    A monologue by Janet S. Tiger   © all rights reserved                                                                                      

             (A character comes onstage wearing a suit made of....yes, numbers starting at one by the feet, up to 12 on the head.  Very perky)

Yes, my friends, you guessed it.  I am.....a ruler.  Not the king-y kind, but the number kind.

Some call me other names, but numerically, I am always the same.  I am a constant in a changing world.  

           (Pokes at the numbers)

Well, that's not true.  I have been many different lengths throughout history.  I started out as a way of everyone agreeing on at least one thing - how long I was.

So, I have been all sorts of lengths, from fingers and toes and feet and cubits centimeters and now I can be made out of wood or steel or.... even out of laser light!   But one thing I have had to be is....consistent.

Please remember that when you are yelling at me because you measured incorrectly - as if it was my fault!  Or banging me on the table because you think that might improve the measurement-  wrong again!

I represent the best in our world - the ability for everyone to agree on even one thing for awhile - and with me comes the keeping of a dream and a hope - that agreement can grow throughout the world.  That instead of fighting over silly things.... like pieces of earth, and who has a better God.....people will be able to agree about many things - and maybe, I could measure.....instead of pieces of paper....maybe I could measure ....peace.

       (Turns to leave, stops, looks back)

So, I guess you could say....I'm hoping to be the ruler....of the world.

       (Exits.  Not the end for peace)


 First posted  Day # 240  The Ruler   Oct. 10, 2014    revised May 16, 2018

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