In this drama scene, Harla visits her friend Jean to help him take steps in finding love in his life again.
JEAN: Harla, I have loved once.
HARLA: You have?
JEAN: It taught me what I didn’t wish to have.
HARLA: Don’t you want to love again?
JEAN: Ha, ha…only a fool would make the same mistake twice.
HARLA: You’ve resolved yourself to living in the pit.
JEAN: My pit is my pleasure.
HARLA: Hmm. Somehow I don’t truly believe you. I think you are just scared.
JEAN: HA! Scared?
HARLA: That’s right. Scared. A man afraid of life. Afraid to venture out into the real world and taste the richness of it.
JEAN: I have seen it all.
HARLA: No, you haven’t.
JEAN: It is good. Good because I am protected from the mess that goes on out there. All I need is my tiny corner, a bottle of wine, and I can go wherever my imagination wishes to go, without cause of injury to anyone.
HARLA: You are afraid of gettin’ hurt again, aren’t you?
JEAN: I think we’ve said enough, don’t you think?
HARLA: I didn’t mean to upset you.
JEAN: It isn’t you.
HARLA: Okay…will you be coming over for dinner this evening, let us say six?
JEAN: Well If I am not to be criticized further, I would love nothing more than to join you.
HARLA: Okay, Jean, it’s only because…oh, (sighs)…
JEAN: I will see you at six.
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In the one act eplay Leaning Out The Window, Jean gets a visit from his friend Harla, who wishes to lend him a helping hand when she discovers the difficult times he has fallen on. 1 Woman, 1 Man. Drama.