Bob

FADE IN:

He: All that work went unnoticed.

She: Well, she didn’t say that.

He: No, she did by not saying it. She asked me “Why hadn’t I had a day off?” I said there was so much work. “What’s taking so much of your time?” She doesn’t get it that this isn’t my priority. I mean, she get’s it but she doesn’t get it, you know? When I started telling her what I did during the day, it feels minuscule. Like, what did I do with all that time? Did this little last take that long? Well, it’s ethereal. There’s so many moving parts to this job. Time gets swallowed up.

She: Yup, I get that.

He: I need to make better use of my time. I need to have a grasp on where I put my attention during the day, so I’m not being tumbled around.

She: How are you going to do that?

He sighs. 

He: Bob from my meetings tells me it starts with awareness.

Beat.

He: My biggest fear is that I’m working hard not smart, like my mom would.

She: Well, now you’re aware of it.

Author: pizzaslices

Liza is an actor and co-creator of Subway Token Films, a film production company that captures Street Level Miracles through films. That is, moments in our lives when the story as we know it stops, the lens is pulled back and something more expansive is revealed to us. Liza has won awards and audiences alike for her portrayals of the immigrant story on stage and film. She lives in New York City and Los Angeles with her partner, actor Felix Solis.