Samuel Beckett's Small Talk
An office workplace. A water cooler. Afternoon.
- •"Nothing like that 2PM pick-me-up. Yessir: coffee. Quite a word, too: coffee. Carafe. Decaf. Caffeine. Coffin. Coughing. Esophagus. Sarcophagus. And in Greek: sarkophagos, meaning, of course, 'flesh-consuming.'"Silence.
- •"My plans for the weekend? Oh, you know, the usual silence, spent listening, spent waiting, waiting for the voice. Before you know it it's Sunday night, time for The Leftovers."Silence.
- •"Habit is a great deadener."Long silence.
- •"You are there somewhere alive somewhere vast stretch of time it's over you are there no more alive no more you know?"He does not move.