Love, Ego, and a bit of Schizophrenia
Act I - Scene I
Good morrow Nathaniel, how doíst thou?
The day is fine but my heart is empty.
Do you not enjoy being a bachelor?
That is the trouble. It seems I canít be
Happy in either state or frame of mind.
For now I am content to be alone.
Desire you not the love of a woman?
I do but I donít, so now I am free.
And what a freedom it is, you know it?
I have been so Ďfreeí my entire life.
But how could I know how lucky I am
If I have not had love of a woman?
You say it is so nice to be alone,
So why canít I enjoy it while I can?
Perhaps I know you all too well my friend.
The only time you like to talk of this
Is when you do fancy a certain girl.
Do tell my friend, you must bícause I now know.
Your silence is underwhelming, please speak.
If you must know, my heart is lost with Becki.
I once agian have proven to be right.
O Andrew I can read you like a book.
So if your heart does long for this Becki,
Pursue her now and know my freedom.
Why do you say such things against women?
The last one I did try to woo was wrong.
She constantly wanted all of my time,
She did not have a girlfriend to cry to,
And so instead she cried upon poor me.
I say this not to discorage you from
This noble goal, but to instead warn you.
For love is but a beast that prowls around
And seeks to make the strongest men so weak.
Go off and woo but always thing of this,
Being alone does also have its bliss.
Why cannot he make my job easier.
Blast! Here comes the maiden Becki now.
Good day Andrew, and how are you doing?
I happen to be alright for now. Please tell me
how has you day been?
Itís good, I have something that I must ask.
I wished to go sweet Jeannieís tonight,
But am without a suitable escort.
Would you care to join me?
Why yes. I would always enjoy the company of
one so pleasing, pleasant as yourself. I do believe
I know the way, but may have to wait a while
for my transportation. Do you still wish to go with
me or shall I allow another sir the honor of escorting
you to Jeannieís gathering tonight?
You will suit me well, just work on your speech.
That I will do my lady. I will see you when the
clock strikes seven. Good day till then.
And I wish you a good day as well.
How fortunate am I that she would come to me.
She is more lovely than I ever thought.
I just wish that my fluent speech would work
When she is in my presense. O Cupid,
Why does you arrow not only cause love
But a stupidity as well. Be gone.
I fear you may be right Nathaniel.
Unfortunately no warning could work
On me in my present state of being.
If when I am with Becki I am lost,
I hope that I will neíer be found again.