Scampi: The wind, it blows.
Scampi: What direction is the wind coming from?
Scampi: Don’t you know?
Peter: Of course I know.
Scampi: Well then?
Peter: Well. That way.
Scampi: [ROLLS EYES.]
Scampi: I can tell you something.
Scampi: Peter? Would you like to know what it is?
Peter: Do I have a choice?
Scampi: The wind is blowing over the rooftops. The wind is rattling the branches.
Scampi: But what about me?
Peter: You are not doing either of these things.
Scampi: I am being buffeted about by the wind. Paff boff.
Peter: You look rather stationary at present.
Scampi: That’s exactly the sort of thing you would think.
Peter: I do not deny it.
Scampi: That’s exactly the sort of thing you would say.
Peter: It is.
Scampi: Do you know how to waltz?
Peter: No. Not exactly.
Scampi: Do you know how to waltz imprecisely?
Scampi: Like, just approximately?
Scampi: What’s that mean? You can waltz in two four time?
Peter: Where is this avenue of inquiry leading?
Scampi: It’s leading the waltz. That you are incapable of leading yourself. Apparently.
Peter: I see. I am being browbeaten over the issue of ballroom dance techniques.
Scampi: You wish.
Peter: I certainly do not. I do not wish to be browbeaten.
Scampi: Well then. Don’t be.
Scampi: I’m lost.
Peter: I see.
Scampi: You see? Are you lost?
Peter: No. Yes.
PETER GROWS FLUSTERED, AS A COCKATOO.
Scampi: The wind is blowing from over there. Do we point our nose into the wind? Do you think? Do we keep the wind at our back?
Peter: What is this ‘we’?
Scampi: You’re lost. I’m lost. We’re trying to get unlost. Aren’t we?
Scampi: I mean, what else are we supposed to do? Do you want some lunch?
Peter: I do.
Scampi: I was in the country.
Peter: The country. Bucolic.
Scampi: Rather. Theoretically.
Peter: We have all been known to take a bucolic sojourn.
Scampi: We have. There were likely many species.
Scampi: Birds. Or whatever.
Scampi: I guess.
Scampi: There’s something missing.
Peter: From what?
Scampi: Or maybe something extra.
Peter: Which is it?
Scampi: The time signature would clarify this point.
Peter: Are we speaking of musical notation?
Scampi: If we are lopsided, top-heavy. If we are empty.
Scampi: Does it make a difference?
Peter: How do you mean?
Scampi: The negative charge, the positive charge.
Peter: Are you speaking of isotopes?
Scampi: I am speaking of equilibrium.
Scampi: Precisely. I don’t know if it matters to which side Pisa is leaning.
Peter: It would perhaps matter to the gentleman underneath it.
Scampi: But the tower itself.
Scampi: It’s falling.