|Age Range(s)||Young Adult (20-35)|
|Type of monologue / Character is||Crying|
|Description||A woman is in the hospital after having a miscarriage.|
|Details||1 hr 15 minutes into the film|
A woman suffers a miscarriage.
Written by Lena Dunham
|It's funny how you're gone all the time but you're always here when I need you, isn't that funny? Is Madelyn alright? She isn't headed home to Chicago? Did she ask about me? Is she too old to have babies? Oh, wait a second, that's none of my business. You don't have to answer that... Is she? You haven't talked about it? Oh, well you better. For a relationship to work out... I mean, that's what they say, anyway. I hate hospitals, but it wasn't really all that scary. All the needles and stuff. It wasn't that bad. I'll tell you what the scariest thing is to me - the scariest thing to me is Johnny. It is. He didn't say nothin'. Not one word. At least I don't know what it is, and I think he really did want it, too. Just a boy - you know how I know? I heard him tell your pa to paint the cradle brown. You just wouldn't put a baby girl in a brown cradle. You just wouldn't. I don't know what he's thinkin'. It's not my fault! And all that time and all that stuff I got and all those months, it was just all for nothin'! And those fucking doctors, they think they know everything but they don't know anything! They don't know anything! Oh, I don't understand! I don't understand. Why would God let this happen? Why would he? I just wanted something good to come out of all this. I mean it... I really mean it... Bet I'm real pretty right now. Boy these things really make you think. You know what? I'm craving some nuts. I am! Would you get me some? You always know what I need. You know all I want in the whole world is for Johnny to love me like he did in high school. You held him, didn't you? Oh, he was beautiful... he was perfect... he was blue... But, you'll come back and see me tomorrow, won't you? And can y'all stay for the service? I know. You got stuff you gotta get back to, I know. But you'll be there. In spirit. I know... I don't understand it. You make me feel better about things more than anybody else does and you don't even do anything.|