LOVE TO WATCH YOU LOVE BY JEFFREY LO (DOWNLOAD PDF HERE)
Jazz music plays in the background.
JOEL is sanding down a canoe that he is making.
He works quietly and meticulously.
After some time passes , EV, his wife enters holding a glass of water.
She enters just quiet enough that JOEL doesn’t notice her.
EV watches JOEL work.
EV continues to watch.
After some moments –
EV: You really love that one don’t you?
JOEL: I do.
EV hands JOEL the glass of water.
JOEL: Thank you. Why?
EV: I just notice the look on your face while you work on it.
JOEL: I love all of the ones I work on.
EV: You look at all the ones you work on in that way.
JOEL: I’ve got to love it.
JOEL: Exactly. If I don’t love it. Why do it? Surely not for the money.
EV: Definitely not the money.
EV and JOEL laugh.
JOEL: I love doing this. So I do it. And I try to do it well.
EV: I know honey. Well, don’t let me distract you.
JOEL: You’re not distracting me.
EV: Get back to work!
JOEL: Ok! OK!
JOEL gets back to work.
EV does not move.
EV continues to watch JOEL work.
After some time passes, JOEL finally notices EV is still there.
JOEL: Sorry, did you still want to –
EV: No. Keep working.
JOEL: Um…. Ok?
EV: I love watching you work. I love watching you do what you love. I love to watch you love.
EV smiles at JOEL.
JOEL nods and gets back to work.
EV watches JOEL do what he loves.
END OF PLAY.