In Soft Song, Tina battles with her mother over whether or not she should be present at what could possibly be her Grandmother’s last birthday.
TINA: Of course I realize that! Stop asking me such a stupid question. You think I don’t know, you think I don’t know that she’s dying. Of course I know. You act like I don’t care or that I wish she was dead or something and that’s horrible and you make me feel all this guilt for not being there for her birthday when I want to be there but I can’t be there because I have things going on in my own life that matter to me and you should be supportive to that and understanding, instead of trying to make me feel rotten by forcing me to choose between Grandma and my music.
I’m not trying to choose between anyone or anything, I’m just trying to live my life and it’s not fair what you’ve been doing to me, it’s not right that you put this pressure on me all the time. I can’t be at two places at once and it’s not like I’m ignoring Grandma cause I visit her every single week and you know I do and I call her and I don’t want her to go…
I’m dedicating my album to her and I want to be able to give it to her before she goes…why can’t you understand any of that, Mom?
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In this one-act ePlay, Tina and her Mother try to find a working balance over the emotional toll that’s taking place between them, over facing the reality that they are losing a much beloved family member.