"They May Be Right, But I'm Left" (A Monologue)
"You want to know where I've been?"
He sits down and begins.
"Well, I've spent the last six weeks on Mars. I needed a break from advertisements and from television shows and bus timetables. So I booked my flight and left early one morning while you we're probably still sleeping. It's not as far away as you'd think. Sure, it's lonely, but I'm a loner so who cares about that? Obviously you would, but I don't. It's beautiful there, because it's natural, no advertising billboards to ignore and I never had to please no-one so that's where I went and that's what I did. Cleared my mind. Strange though how much I missed you. Often I'd wish that we could connect, you know? Me and you, long distance call between planets. I knew though, I wouldn't have been able to choose my words well enough to share, it wouldn't have made the distance, you know what I mean? Bad connection or something like that. Strange though how much I wished I could have found the right words and picked up the phone. Yeah, there's phones out there in space, just no one ever uses them because they don't know what to say. I didn't know what to say either, I would have just crapped on about how wonderful the view was from my deck chair. People have said to me that I'm a loner, I mean it's definitely been said to me before, by who I can't remember - it might even have even been you. I rarely listened to anyone. See that's why I needed to go away, I think that's a big reason why just right there. Anyway, they were right, but I'm left so I don't feel the gap like they do, do you understand that? I like to be by myself. When I left earth I couldn't have said any of this, none of it would have formed properly in my head for me to have said it aloud. I needed space to untangle my mind. Now I can say what I'm thinking, but trouble is, you've changed and I've changed too, but neither of us can see each other for who we are right now. I went all the way to Mars to clear my mind and I've come back to earth, to you, but there's space between us. Ain't that a kick it the head?