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Men with Brooms Monologue

Men with Brooms by Paul Gross
Character: Cutter
Gender: Male
Age (range): 18 - 55
Style: Comedy/Drama
Length: 1 minutes

 

Cutter: It's not just a rock. It's forty-two pounds of polished granite, with a beveled underbelly and a handle a human being can hold. Okay, so in and of itself it looks like it has no practical purpose. But it's a... a repository. Of possibility. And when it's handled just right, it exacts a kind of poetry. As close to poetry as I ever want to get. The way it moves. The way it can be moved, for ten years I've -- well, I've been around. I've drilled for oil on five continents. I've been in 93 countries and not once have I ever done anything that equals the grace of a well-thrown rock as it slides down a sheet. Seen the sort of effort that a rink puts into guiding that stone. Not one, in everything I've done, have I ever felt the same wonder and humanity as when I'm playing the game of curling.