The three women are discussing when the happiest moment in life
Start: Is it like this? What about the happy times...the happiest moments? I haven’t had them yet, have I? All done at twenty-six? I can’t imagine that, I had some, of course,
End: I’m not a fool, but there is a lot of happiness along the way. Isn’t there!? And isn’t it always ahead? Aren’t I right? Aren’t I? I mean...all along the way? No? Please?
For full extended monologue, please refer to clips or the script edition cited here: Edward Albee, “Three Tall Women” in The Collected Plays of Edward Albee Vol. 3, Overlook Duckworth, 2008, pp.382-3.
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