Note: this is a three person skit written for the Pine Ridge Retreat Center Puppet Ministry
1: In early spring
2: when the frozen water trapped under ground finally melts
3: and places that had stretched begin to fall in on themselves
1: the walls that were built last summer or fall need repair.
2: More often than any other time of year
3: more than barn raising
1: more than pow wow
3: more than a reason to celebrate
1: more than a reason to cry
2: More than any other time of year, neighbors will come together in the early spring when a wall needs mending to fill in the holes
3: pick up fallen stones
1: replace broken fence posts
2: and make sure the wall stays up.
3: In some places there are three neighbors along a section of wall that needs repair and they will all come together
1: in early spring
2: when walls need mending
3: and rebuild the walls between them.
1: Each of the stones has a different name.
2: some are quartz
3: some granite
2: some are marble
3: but not these stones
1: no not these stones.
2: these stones have different names
3: because these are special
1: the special stones to build the walls have special names. This one is called indifference.
2: This one is called hatred.
3: this one we call misunderstanding.
1: We name these stones according to our own natures. This one is fear.
2: These stones tell a story about us. This one is shame.
3: These stones can hurt us. This one is hurt.
1: In the spring when the water that was trapped underground melts
2: And the walls between us fall down
3: we build them back up.
1: These are the stones that divide us.