ANTIGONE. [An aperture in] …I’m tired, Father.
OEDIPUS. [Beat.] When you were born, you were hard on your mother.
you came in to this world early, and raging.
You could not wait to be alive.
You do not yet belong here with me.
[SHE places HER hands upon HIS missing eyes… this is theirs, the ultimate gesture of intimacy.]
You gave me life.
It came with purpose—
both were gifts.
[ANTIGONE exits. OEDIPUS is silent for a few moments.]
Love for this earth
For life itself,
And love for you:
There is nothing more.
And in the end,
may silence make you strong…