Martha Grossman Book Signing Monologue from susan preston on Vimeo
My monologue, C’est la vie!, is an extension of my memoir, Coming of Age: Come Rain or Come Shine. It is based on the idea of a chance encounter with my ex-husband at the Zen Coffee Den, site of a book signing. I fantasize what questions I might ask him if he showed up at the coffeehouse. Questions that anyone involved in a divorce might ask of an ex.
In the end I realize that the questions may never be answered, that my ex-husband and I have both moved forward and I will ultimately be left with only a question mark.
I was happy to be able to write this monologue because I have always wanted to have an opportunity to get together with my ex-husband for some kind of debriefing about the marriage. It’s on my bucket list. I realize that this probably won’t happen, that the opportunity will continue to be nothing but a dream. The closest I can come to it is to write a fantasy about it.