written by Gary Ross

Bud/David: I know you want it to stay pleasant around here...but there are so many things.....that are so much better.Like silly or sexy...or dangerous or brief. And everyone of those things is in you all the time...if you just had the guts to look for them.
Big Bob (JT Walsh): That's enough!
Bud: I thought I was allowed to defend myself.
Bob: You're not allowed to lie.
Bud: I'm not lying. You see those faces up there? They're no different than you. They just happen to see something inside themselves--
Mayor: I said that's enough.
Bud: I'll show you. Dad?
George Parker (William H. Macy): Yeah, Bud?
Bud: It's okay, Dad. Just listen for a sec. I know you miss her. I mean,you told me you did...but maybe it's not just the cooking or the cleaning...that you miss.Maybe it's something else. Maybe you can't even describe it. Maybe you only know it when it's gone. Maybe it's like there's a whole piece of you....that's missing too. Look at her, Dad. (he starts to cry and looks at her) Doesn't she look pretty like that? Doesn't she look just as the first time you met her? You really want her back the way she was? Doesn't she look wonderful? Now, don't you wish you could tell her that?

Kudos and much thanks go to PHSenior for this monologue, it is very much appreciated.