Excerpt from THE MELANCHOLY PLAY by Sarah Ruhl

TILLY
Why are you telling me this?

LORENZO
Because- the heavens have cracked open- I suddenly want to tell you everything. I think I'm in love with you, Tilly. They say that's what happens when you fall in love. You want to tell people things. You especially want to tell them sad things. Hidden sad things from the past. Something like: I was abandoned at sweet shop in an unspecified European country. Tilly.

TILLY
I'm so sorry.

LORENZO
Don't be sorry. I want to tell you all the sad things, and then you will know me better than other people know me and that means we are reserved for one another. Because we made a reservation like at a restaurant like at a grand hotel and we made this reservation with a certain foreign currency made of secret sad information we told each other in private rooms- oh, I feel a weight on my chest. What have you done to me, Tilly? Why?