Scene 11: “Emotions”
Joe: “OK this scene is important… very important. Every one of us is filled with emotions whether we want to accept it or not. For some of us, sharing our anger is easy. Maybe sharing our boredom. But what about the rest of our emotions. They are such a large part of us that when we hold back we don’t engage ourselves in our relationships. And we’re not much fun. Not only that, we are missing out in a big part of life.”
Krista: “But Princess Diana’s motivation for William and Harry to see all aspects of life wasn’t just for their sake. She explained, “I want them to have an understanding of people’s emotions, people’s insecurities, people’s distress, and people’s hopes and dreams. I would like a monarchy that has contact with its people.”
Patti: “Sometimes I can’t help but notice in restaurants… couples sitting quietly by themselves with nothing to say to one another. Don’t they realize that their heads are filled with a treasury of emotions that would be so much fun to share and comment about. I am reminded of “The Man with the Hoe” by Edwin Markham, written after seeing Millet’s World-Famous Painting.
“Bowed by the weight of centuries he leans
Upon his hoe and gazes on the ground,
The emptiness of ages in his face,
And on his back the burden of the world.
Who made him dead to rapture and despair,
A thing that grieves not and that never hopes,
Stolid and stunned, a brother to the ox?
Whose breath blew out the light within this brain?
“What gulfs between him and the seraphim!
Slave of the wheel of labor, what to him
Are Plato and the swing of Pleiades?
What the long reaches of the peaks of song,
The rift of dawn, the reddening of the rose?
“Give back the upward looking and the light;
Rebuild in him the music and the dream!”
Steve: “It has been discovered that most of our difficulty in sharing our emotions is we don’t know what to call them. Well problem solved… here is a list of emotions. Sit with your significant other, go down the list and check off the emotions you’re experiencing. Share them. Encourage your significant other to share his/hers. Keep doing this and you will very soon notice a big, big difference in your relationship… for the better. Print out a copy and keep it in your walet. Next time you’re in a restaurant…”
“Good Luck and have fun!”
Turn to Scene 12: “The Nurturing Person”