Sunday, June 24, 2018

Monologue Mania Day # 1591 Driver by Janet S. Tiger (c) June 25, 2018

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Monologue Mania Day # 1591 Driver by Janet S. Tiger (c) June  25, 2018    
                                           Driver
                       
                                A monologue by Janet S. Tiger (c)  2018
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(This is an older woman in traditional Saudi garb.  She comes out slowly, with a cane, wears sunglasses, accent)

When I was young, I visited  in many countries.  France, England, the United States.   And I loved driving in cars.  I wanted to drive myself, but my father, then my husband, told me 'no'. And I was a good daughter, a good wife.

But in my heart, I always wanted to drive.  Freedom is a funny word.  An even funnier idea.  When I visited these foreign lands, all the women were amazed at my life.  But the women in those places were not free, oh, yes, they had more freedom than we did - but I don't know if any woman can ever be really free.

And I have lived all these years, and I fought for freedom.....but I never thought I would see the day that women could drive in my country.....

(Sighs)  Yesterday, June 24, 2018, women could drive in Saudi Arabia.  Legally - even the Crown Prince took his daughter driving. 

       (She wipes her eyes)

Yet I did not get to see this wonderful day....and...I will never get to drive....because.....I lost my vision last year, from a disease that afflicts both men and women- and so, I must still be driven ..........it must be God's will......

       (Turns to leave, stops, looks back) 

(smiles) ....but now., at least......my daughter can drive me!

        (She exits to a new world with doors opening)

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This is true - women are now legally able to drive in Saudi Arabia.  Click here for story.
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