Monologue from The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - English - original read
Young Adult (18-35)
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Sometimes we're on a collision course, we just don't know it whether it's by accident or by design, there's not a thing we can do about it. A woman in paris was on her way to go shopping but she had forgotten her coat, went back to get it when she had gone to get her coat, the phone had rung, so she stopped to answer it. Talk for a couple of minutes while the woman was on the phone, daisy was rehearsing for a performance at the paris Opera house and while she was rehearsing the woman off the phone now had gone outside to get a taxi. Now a taxi driver had dropped off a fare earlier and had stopped to get a cup of coffee and all the while daisy was rehearsing and this cab driver who dropped off the earlier fare who'd stopped to get the cup of coffee had picked up the lady going to go shopping and had missed an earlier cab. The taxi had to go stop for a man crossing the street who had left for work five minutes later than he normally did because he forgot to set off his alarm while that man late for work across the street, daisy had finished rehearsing and was taking a shower and while daisy was showering the taxi was waiting outside a boutique for a woman to pick up a package which hadn't been wrapped yet because the girl who was supposed to wrap it had broken up with her boyfriend the night before and forgot when the package was wrapped, The woman who was back in the cab was blocked by a delivery truck. All the while daisy was getting dressed, the delivery truck pulled away and the taxi cab was able to move while daisy, the last one to be dressed, waited for one of her friends who had broken a shoelace while the taxi was stopped waiting for a traffic light, Daisy and her friend came back out of the back of the theater and if only one thing had happened differently, if that shoelace hadn't broken or the delivery truck had moved moments earlier or that package had been wrapped and ready because the girl hadn't broken up with her boyfriend or that man had set his alarm and got up five minutes earlier or the taxicab hadn't stopped for or the woman had remembered her coat and got into the cab earlier, daisy and her friend would have crossed the street. The taxi would have driven by in life being what it is a series of intersecting lives and incidents out of anyone's control. That taxi did not go by and the driver was momentarily distracted and that taxi hit daisy and her leg was crushed