A Play. (David Hare?).
The Scene: The Lounge bar of a pub, early evening.
The Protagonists: A middle-aged man and woman, friends of 20 years, who meet regularly to ‘catch up’. Both ‘professionals’ , he married with children, she single.
WOMAN; ‘ You know, I have a job I love, money, plenty of interests, a lovely home, lots of good friends…. but sometimes I get home, close the door… and I feel so lonely.’
MAN; ‘ What do you know about loneliness? …. You’ve never been married.’