The Patient Storm
Scene 1 - Interior Day
Storm is seated on a white furry swivel
chair wearing all hues of grey, in a white
almost seamless room. Grey trousers, grayish
blouse, grey pumps. The room is spotless
clean the lighting exquisite. Lightening,
dressed in a combination of silver, stands
slightly in the background. Most of the
movement will be Storm making slight swivel
movements in her chair and Lightening’s
animated body gestures in and around, back
and forth around Storm.
I have to get ready. We all have to get
ready. If we don’t appear – something is
wrong. The Cosmos gone crazy – the people
will say. Now…You….where is everyone else?
Jester’s to herself as if saying Me, Me!!!
And begins to walk over to Storm. Her
movements are jestural, hip hop-ish,
elegant. She’s an elegant trickster trip/hiphop
Stormy, Storm…the one who whirls and twirls.
My, my Stormy Storm, you look so patient,
but I know you, even when you are blue, the
whirl the twirl brings life to you.
My dear, where is everyone else? Why aren’t
they with you?
They travel slow. Down the road. To the
river. We got to go Baby Girl…and whirl that
We need to wait until they arrive.
Follow the fellow. The prince. The tide.
Become wet, become untied.
Storm gives her head a slight shake, as
Lightening always talks in circles to some
extend and Storm didn’t fully understand the
sentence and but also feels there is no need
to understand. But every now and again she
is perplexed by Lightening. We are all in
this together. I have an obligation to
appear and to present my …my…fundamental
nature. Everybody must. I hope they are on
Calm. Still. Quiet and such. Ohhhhhhhh
Stormy Storm…when they arrive and when they
do….. turbulence baby for me and you.
Turbulence! Is that what you call us? No
darling, not turbulence…we are the glamorous
clamor overhead. The people await us – now
where is Rattling Wings and all the
Lightening People? Are you prepared my dear?
Prepared. Bursting. Packed and full. You
lead the way Stormy Storm and I will twirl.
Twirl, twirl, twirl. ( Lightening, spins
around)..cuz Eye’s a grrrrrrrrl.….( very
cheeky with attitude head movements) ALSO
KNOWN AS the exquisite Lady L….keeper of
bolt - the rolling zig zig zag.
Goodness! We will have to leave and they
will have to meet us there. I will show you
the way. You will have to watch for the
others, since they are running late. Perhaps
they are caught up in the valley.
The valley of lovvvvvvvvvve, so great and
blue. The valley of love baby girl for me
and you. Or he and me or him and you, her
and he, or she and she, or him and he or
they and they…which ever way……..the love in
the valley is truly true…but also sometimes
They are heading in from the West (she
points to the west) and perhaps they are
held up… not only in the valley, but by the
river’s edge. Hm. Either way, we will have
to depart soon and they can join us.
Join us… (She jester’s her arms to welcome
everyone) Everyone please joins us. Joins us
in the moment of hope, this moment of
promise, this moment of love, this moment of
connectivity. (she pauses)…I am ready!
THEY will be here, but about everyone else?
Hmmmm… the others have been opposed to us
for so long.
So opposed…. in their stance. Scared little
scareDEE cats. Their knowledge did not fare
well to wisdom just. Imagine that. Their
opposite stance makes them tall …even for
little little scared fur balls. BUT..ah!!!
..not tall enough to see… certainty. Perhaps
they are blind….eyes gone missing, eyes
I am going to start getting ready. Those who
KNOW..will join us and the others are going
to have to wait until they are ready.
Join us, those who KNOW…start getting ready,
I am going to go!!!Until the others are
ready, they will have to wait. Lead the
way…Stormy Storm - lets twirl the swirl and
swirl the twirl, zig the zag and zag the zig
– as we dance across the sky – without