October 13th 2020
AT RISE: Mom is tucking Gavin into bed. He is worried about the upcoming federal election. Mom has taken a stab at trying to put things in perspective for him, without much success.
MOM: Yeah Boy, I don’t know what else to tell you.
BOY: Man. [Pause.] Just imagine how great the world would be if politicians had to live in the conditions they made.
MOM: [Shakes head in wonder and agreement.]. You said it, Boy. Exactly. [Smoothing his hair.]. You give me hope for the future. [Kisses his cheek.] I love you. Now try to get some sleep.
BOY: If I can.
MOM: Yup! If you can. [Turns out lights.]