Start: The peace you find here is the mo
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Dr. Emmett is trying to convince Mrs. Savage that she doesn’t need to stay at the Cloisters
Start: The peace you find here is the moon reflected on a dark lake. Strike the surface and you destroy it. Is that the kind of peace you want?
End: And don’t be betrayed by the illusion of contentment. The door is open for you. Make your peace with loneliness.
For full, extended monologue see:
Patrick, John. The Curious Savage. Dramatists Play Service, 1950, pp 75.