Years ago, I did a production of You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, playing the part of Lucy. This is my favorite monologue from that production.
“Do you know what I intend, Linus? I intend to be a queen. When I grow up I’m going to be the biggest queen there ever was, and I’ll live in a big palace and when I go out in my coach, all the people will wave and I will shout at them, and…and…in the summertime I will go to my summer palace and I’ll wear my crown in swimming and everything, and all the people will cheer and I will shout at them… What do you mean I can’t be queen? Nobody should be kept from being a queen if she wants to be one. It’s usually just a matter of knowing the right people…well…. if I can’t be a queen, then I’ll be very rich and then I will BUY myself a queendom. Yes, I will buy myself a queendom and then I’ll kick out the old queen and take over the whole operation myself. I will be head queen.”
It would be nice to be in charge with no repercussions. But it would also be an open door to being highly irresponsible if one weren’t careful. Okay, I’ll settle for very wealthy.
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