translated from the Norwegian by Damion Searls

A bed. Leaning against the bed is a walking stick. There is a walker by the foot of the bed, a wheelchair by the head. An elderly man is lying in bed on his back, staring straight ahead. He says


very short pause

yes well


yes well that was another day

Short pause

Another day

very short pause

another day

another day

very short pause

yes another day

Pause. He turns onto his side, staring straight ahead. He shuts his eyes, he almost mumbles

Another day



A day for what

And why do I wake up

so early

After all it’s so nice to sleep

Sleep is the best thing I can think of

And then

breaks off. Short pause. He opens his eyes


just sleep

sleep sleep sleep


But there was a time

yes that I...

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