Just A Closer Walk With Thee

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Just A Closer Walk With Thee[1]
In The Dark
Original Broadcast Date
Joe Frank
Real People, Absurd Monologue, 30 minutes
Preceded by: Coma
Followed by: A Special Family

"In the course of a lifetime we lose keys, pens, wallets, pocket knives."

Just A Closer Walk With Thee is the name of a program Joe Frank produced as part of the series In The Dark. It was originally broadcast in 1994.


A list of the things we lose in life. Treating old people as infants. All our efforts to better ourselves lead to decay. Joe is getting old. Joe visits with an elderly woman in the hospital. She's very articulate, but shows signs of dementia. "Do you like the winter." Being near the ocean. "Jesus was an enormous guy." Loving Joe, being amazed at his stability. Sharing warmth. Fuss over taking pills. Monologue: The little death, plague victims copulate in cemeteries, drinking blood for fertility, death compared to orgasm. Joe ends a relationship; the woman is distraught. He listens at her door to the sounds of her new relationship, watches them through a window, meets her briefly fifteen years later. Old people trying to improve themselves compared to rearranging deck chairs on the titanic. Sound of a ship wreck while a band plays "Just a Closer Walk with Thee."

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