Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Monologue Mania Day # 1677 Written (for Yom Kippur) by Janet S. Tiger (c) Sept. 19, 2018

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Monologue Mania Day # 1677  Written (for Yom Kippur) by Janet S. Tiger (c) Sept. 19,  2018
In the Jewish religion, today is Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.....the beginning of a new Year - and the expression is L'shanah Tovah Tikatavu - may you be inscribed in the book of life for a good year.  Written in the book of life.  How affecting for a writer!  Lshanah Tovah  Tikatavu for all!


                                                                    by Janet S. Tiger   
                                                              (c)  2018    all rights reserved


         (This is me - because  at the beginning of the year we can all start fresh)

'Where is it written?'

That was one of my favorite adult expressions that I hated as a child.

Along with - 'you'll understand when you're older'  I always had to question the meaning behind these words.

Now as I have reached 6 decades plus, I somewhat understand the 'when you're older' line.  

But 'where is it written?'  That is still a mystery!

For I write every day.

So it is written on this blog.

But these words are in outer space, or the Internet - whichever you want to believe in - and not on paper.  And, of course, only paper - or stone - is real.

Or is it?

What exactly is the Book of Life?  And how do we get to be written in it?

We only know if we have been written in this book if we make it to the next Yom Kippur - a Catch 22 of immense proportions!

But where is this book?  And why do we need it?

Because we are the people of the book - and from the 10 Commandments on down, writers have had a special place.

It took a long time for me to come out as a writer - I was 23 before I could admit it to my family, let alone anyone else.  And for another four decades, I have fought against this part of me - saying it's not something that I like - it's something I have to do.  But this is a new year.  And I hope to be written in the Book of Life - along with my family and friends.  And so, I know, being a writer ain't such a bad thing! 

So, this year, instead of being upset at being a writer - I now stand as one, today, the beginning of the year, I declare that I will keep writing.  Happily!

          (I turn to leave, stop, look back)

And maybe one day, someone will ask the question - 'where is it written?'  And the answer will be - 'oh, I think that crazy woman who wrote all the monologues wrote it - she wrote about everything!'

         (I do not exit - I start a new year!  And wish all a good one, too!)


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Janet S. Tiger    858-736-6315                CaregiversAnon.org
Member Dramatists Guild since 1983

Swedenborg Hall 2006-8

1 comment:

Jennifer Silva Redmond said...

Thanks for the memories! And the laughs.