Saturday, August 25, 2012

Maternity Wardens

So, due to - y'know - moving to New York City, holding down a full-time job before that, and then directing/producing A Midsummer Night's Dream prior to that (phew!) all in the month of August, 31 Plays in 31 Days has gotten less attention from me.

Wall and Thisbe from "A Midsummer Night's Dream" 2012
However, I did manage to write a play based on something I saw on the NYC subway a few days ago.  There was this real Wall Street guy sitting across from me.  Handsome, but with a very stern face, like he was refusing to grant the world a smile.

However, next to him was this adorable little Oriental girl in a stroller.  She wasn't doing anything particularly noteworthy, just sitting there being four years old, but she caught the eye of Wall Street man.  And he started grinning at her.  A little duckling of a grin.

His eyes became softer.  One could almost see stars and pink roses and fluffy forest creatures emanating out of his gaze as he looked at her.  It was both beautiful and highly amusing how much Wall Street Man melted.

We came to a stop, and Wall Street man immediately put on his sour look again.  He caught my eye, and his face become more poker like.  Not trying to dissuade him, I glanced away - still keeping the guy in my periphery - and sure enough, as soon as the train started up again and everyone become pointedly anonymous, his gaze went right back to that little girl and his face expressed "Oh!  If only!"-ness.

A few stops later, Wall Street Man went off...and was immediately replaced by Wall Street Man #2.  This fellow was buffer, cooler looking.  He didn't look stern; his poker face read Bored, Now.

But sure enough - one look at that little girl in her stroller, and Buff Wall Street Man melted into daisies and candy canes and wistfulness and yearning as much as Dour Wall Street guy had.

Hence, this play.  Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. A pox, plague, and Biblical curse on ANY feminist idea, movement, or cause that does not have God at its root! Many men have been neutered without being forced to have a vasectomy simply because women have refused to be women anymore! Somewhere along the way to getting women treated like people, too many feminists made women believe it was their turn to stop treating men as though they were people!

    Women and men have forgotten what they were originally made for, and both have repressed the basic desires and drives of their respective sex. And, no, I'm not going to say "children" first. Why did God make man at all? Because He felt like it: "Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness" (Genesis 1:26). So then God gives Adam dominion over the whole of creation and gives him commands about what to do and not do. But then what was the FIRST THING God said about the man He'd made? Funnily enough, ladies, it wasn't, "Wait. This man needs to produce offspring like rabbits. He'd better have a woman to make pregnant." No. What God actually said was, "It is not good that the man should be alone. I will make him a helper fit for him" (Genesis 2:18). God didn't want men to be alone! The man had a huge God-given job to do, and he needed someone beside him that he could count on, who would understand his objective and desire and reciprocate them. When you have to build a shed, who do you want helping you: someone who will bow and scrape and say everything you've done is right even though the back wall is crooked and the roof overhangs by a foot? or someone who will point out that the back wall needs to be leveled and that you don't have to make the roof quite so big unless you plan to have things hanging off the outside of the shed? And who would you rather have celebrating with you once the shed is complete? THAT'S why God made woman for man! To keep the man from being lonely and to help him rule and take care of the world! God made us for UNITY!

    Then the Fall of Adam and Eve happened, and our human nature now has a critical flaw running through it. The unity God designed us for is still our fundamental desire and drive, but we've lost the means to go about it the right way. And if we never appeal to God and make use of the Gifts He gave us to get us back on track, then we wind up with men dominating and enslaving women when they get the chance and women doing the same thing to men when they get the chance. And we allow ourselves to no longer see children as a magnificently beautiful and wonderful gift as the result of the Divinely ordered unity of man and woman. We convince ourselves that we were meant to be breeding animals and that children are the only good thing that can possibly come from sex. WHICH WAS NOT HOW GOD MADE IT TO BE IN THE FIRST PLACE!!!!!!!!!!

    So ladies, yes, we must take back our womanhood...from the femi-nazis that have warped it into something just as bad and damaging as the tyranny men held us in. And in the process, we have to give men back their manhood. We have to be what God meant us to be, or we'll still be miserable.