Monday Has Broken

“Draw bamboos for ten years, become a bamboo, then forget all about bamboos when you’re drawing.” –Georges Duthuit–

There’s a perfect light just before the sun goes. When colors deepen and saturate. As with most moments of grace, it’s fleeting. But it’s worth waiting for. Once a day. Twice if you, you know, get up to see the sun rise too. Though that’s less relaxing because you need to be awake and everything. Else you’re just as likely to suddenly jolt awake, you’ve missed the perfect moment, and there’s drool on your chin. Sunrise, coffee…forget it. Not the same.

Did I mention that perfect light thing?

*Dull thud as head hits the desk*


“See your future. Be…your future. Make…make it! Make your future. I’m a veg, Danny.” –Ty Webb–

About Steve Patterson

Steve Patterson has written over 50 plays, with works staged in Portland, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Austin, Tampa, and other U.S. cities as well as in Canada and New Zealand. His works include: Waiting on Sean Flynn, Next of Kin, Farmhouse, Malaria, Shelter, Altered States of America, The Continuing Adventures of Mr. Grandamnus, Bluer Than Midnight, Bombardment, Dead of Winter, and Delusion of Darkness. In 2006, his bittersweet Lost Wavelengths was a mainstage selection at Portland Center Stage's JAW/West festival, and, in 2008, won the Oregon Book Award (he also was an OBA finalist in 1992 and 2002). In 1997, he won the inaugural Portland Civic Theatre Guild Fellowship for his play Turquoise and Obsidian. View all posts by Steve Patterson

2 responses to “Monday Has Broken

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: