To watch or not to watch

To watch or not to watch – that is the question:

Whether ‘tis easier to open the laptop

And stare for hours at your display

Or to keep it close over the desk

And go for a walk for not being alone.

 

To watch, to switch off the button

No more – and by deciding what to do

The early-morning wasted due to the idiot box

That everyday dazes

It is a routine

No one can hold anymore.

 

To stay, to go

To walk, maybe too long. Ay, there’s the problem,

to avoid for being alone

like a wild bird caught in a cage

that is my biggest fear.

 

Don´t trust

 

Marta Fraile as the Narrator and Radio news 3

Esther Gayoso as Mom and Dad

Laila Ballouk as Radio news 1 and Teacher

Caterina as Bob, John, Paul and Radio news 2

SCRIPT:

Narrator: this is the story about an amazing, intellectual teacher. He was the perfect man to stir up the educational system.

Radio news 1: Last news: We’ve got the news that today, at the Best Teacher World Prize, the first prize was given to Ramón Sanchez López…(still speaking)

Mom: Honey, honey come here, is our children’s teacher in the local news! Listen!

Radio news 2: it doesn’t surprise us. So far, this is just the latest prize of a career full of awards. He is an example to every educator to follow his steps and today, we have the honor to have him here. Hello Ramón! Welcome to the studio!

Teacher: Thanks, it is such a pleasure to be here today.

Radio news 3: So, please, tell us, how do you feel right now?

Teacher: Pfff (exclaimed) A lot of effort is behind it. It is a big responsibility, the situation is so overwhelming, everybody is counting on me…But of course I`m pleased to have received again, another prize, and I hope my ideas can inspire and help other people, teachers, parents…

Narrator: After being in a lot of interviews…

(Parents commenting)

Mom: Did you see how weird is Bob behaving lately…? This morning he forgot to wear his socks…!!

Dad: Oh come on, maybe he is just following some “new” trend at school…

(At school)

Bob: (tidying up his bag pack) Wait for me guys…

Teacher: Bye Bob…have a nice day…

Narrator: no answer (tension)

Narrator: in the meanwhile in the police office…

Inspector 1 (Paul): Well, it was complicated, but we did it. We caught the bad guy. How about a beer now, John?

Inspector 2(john): Oh, that would be great but I have a very big and long pile of papers of a very difficult case to look at …catch you later, Paul.

Narrator: Before starting to work, John takes a look at the local newspaper. The title says: Ramon Sánchez won the most important education award.

John: But…that´s the teacher of my sister´s child! I have to go and visit her, It has been weeks since I don´t hear from her!

Narrator: John decides to go and visit his family. They talk for a while, since John notices something strange in Bob´s behavior: Bob doesn´t kiss him and doesn´t even say hello.

John: What´s the matter with Bob?

Dad: Don´t take it seriously, he has been acting like that for a week… You know, children´s things…

Mom: Actually, I think we should take it seriously. Something has to be wrong at school.

Narrator: After the weekend the Mom decides to have a meeting with Bob´s teacher.

At school:

Teacher: Wait in this room a moment, I have to go and take my register.

Mom: No problem.

Narrator: The mom enters the room and notices that a drawer of the desk is open. She looks out of the corner of her eye and sees some… photos.

Mom to herself: OMG! It cannot be possible. My little Bob, that is why he was acting weirdly. I have to talk with John!

Teacher: I´m here, let’s start!

Mom: Sorry Ramón, I just received an emergency call, I have to go.

Teacher: Ok, no problem. We keep in touch.

Narrator: The mom goes directly to the police office and tells everything she has seen to John.

John: Okay, don´t be panic. We will follow the procedure.

Narrator: Two days later…

Radio news 1: Breaking news, the famous teacher Ramon Sánchez, the best teacher of the world, has been arrested on charged of being pedophile.

 

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To Travel or not to Travel

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To travel or not to travel-that is the question:

Whether ´tis better to remain in the hometown

And confront the wearisome days

Or to accept the reality imposed unjustly

And, somehow, dully evade. To revolt, to rise up-

No more-and by revolting to say I can fight

Waking up every morning and smile to life

That every day keeps me into this monotonous situation

Iˋd love to fade away. To overcome, to explore-

To explore, perchance, to fly. Oh, thereˋs the problem

For in that trip of adventures what the dream may come true,

When we are staying till the last minute listening to music,

Could make us close our eyes and breath slowy

Thatˋs all I want to feel in the end

For who really wants to join the adventureˋs life

The incorcerated independence, the breathlessly parenthood,

The impolite people with a menacing gaze in the subway, the false iniciative,

The bustle of this oppresive city and the whispering ambulance sirens during midnights

That makes me to become a globletrotter just in my deepest nights,

When I finally feel complete

Without taking care of him? Who would make me feel the freedom in my heart and feet,

To run and catch a train from another place,

But to feel the fear of absolute failure,

The undiscovered lands that might be dangerous to walk on

Through wild paths, old bridges

While I still asking myself about what really matters

Instead of driving all night to get me there?

Thus the chances of living without schedules that makes me disorganized

And thus the bliss of going out just to look around

Is forbidden for those who lost their own dreams on their way,

And breathtaking moments full of landscapes and clear skies

With the expectation that someday I will take off

And fly away taking my lifeˋs control