Holding On To Time

In Holding On To Time, Patricia talks to her father about how she always felt like she was never important enough for his attention.

PATRICIA: You did. I mean you do. All the time. Even when Mom was alive. I always felt second place at best, usually third place. First was your work, then Mom, then me I believe.

I always felt like I was a part of your leftover notes that doesn’t ever really get any attention, but I’m there, sitting directly in front of you, ignored…tossed aside. Why is that? I know you love me. I’m your daughter, how can you not love me? You just never picked me up in your arms and told me. I never felt like we…it’s like whatever closeness we could have, was always kept at arm’s length…for a long while I thought it was because you simply didn’t like me, but as time went on, I discovered that’s just your nature, at least with me, not with Mom, with Mom you were complete, warm, gentle…with me you were always there but distant, never truly available. I could never access you, the way I wished I could. I can’t even access you now and Mom is no longer with us. It’s just you and me, and you still…when will I ever…I’m your daughter.

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Holding On To Time by Joseph ArnoneIn the one act eplay Holding On To Time, Morris has lost his wife and business and now his daughter Patricia turns to him to help him and herself by trying to improve their relationship.  1 Woman, 1 Man.  Drama.  

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