Susanna Roxman "Dream in Two Scenes"
By the sea. The weather is mild, grey, lovely, a little
hazy, the season rather vague. Early autumn? Early spring? A
not too cold winter? There is a slight sound of waves in the
background. Alicia meets nobody during her brief walk to the
seashore which is rather small, sandy, greyish, framed by
two headlands. A path runs parallel to it. Between shore and
path tall, dark pines grow, and under them shrubs, including
wild raspberry bushes. Itís a beautiful spot which reminds
Alicia of other places, but yet is special and unique. She
walks down to the water, admiring the seascape. When she
returns to the path, she encounters a man, middle-aged,
athletically built, with thick wavy greying hair and brown
(They embrace happily.)
ALICIA: I didnít know you were here.
FATHER: Of course Iím here.
ALICIA: I donít think Iíve been here
FATHER: Of course you have.
ALICIA (puzzled): Have I?
...Itís so nice here, Iím quite overwhelmed.
FATHER: I always liked it here.
ALICIA: How is Socks?
FATHER: Heís fine. A very devoted cat,
ALICIA: I know. My own little Melissa
is well. And happy, I think. So is Cleo. My own little Cleo.
FATHER: I know.
ALICIA: Do you?
FATHER: I want you to be happy, too.
ALICIA: I thought Iíd lost something. I
was asking for it in the village.
FATHER: And had you lost it?
ALICIA: Probably not. I believe now it
was a mistake.
FATHER (smiling): Thatís good.
ALICIA: I have a train to catch. I
donít know exactly when it leaves.
FATHER: Weíll meet again.
ALICIA (as if remembering something):
Yes, of course. Well, see you then, Daddy! Look after
FATHER: Same to you, little Alicia. See
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