Wind RiverDVD - 2017
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Then the phone rang which is never good. But today it was.
You're daughter's gone. Now the good news, as soon as you accept that, as soon as you let yourself suffer, allow yourself to grieve, You'll be able to visit her in your mind, and remember all the joy she gave you. All the love she knew.
The point is, Martin, you can't steer from the pain. If you do, you'll rob yourself. You'll rob yourself of every memory of her. Every last one. From the first step... to her last smile. You kill 'em all. Just take the pain, Martin. Do you hear me? You take it. It's the only way to keep her with you.
-I'm just tired, Cory. I'm just.. so tired of fighting this life.
What you do now you is for your boy.
-Drugs is his family now. He's gone too. Lives right down the damn
road, but it's... He's gone.
The Gannet Peak. Highest mountain in Wyoming. On the hottest day in August, still there's a feet of snow. Today, too cold to snow.
You know what it's like out here in this frozen hell? Ain't there nothing to do. No nothing. Aint no women, no fun. This is fxcking snow and the fxcking silence, that's all!
-My family's people were forced here. Stuck here for a century. That's snow and silence is the only thing that hasn't been taken from them. So what did you take?
I got lucky.
-Ah. well, luck don't live out here. Luck lives in the city. Don't live out here. It lives where you get hit by a bus or not. Where your bank is robbed or not. At someone's damn cell phone when he come up to a crosswalk. That's luck, that's winning or losing. Out here you survive or you surrender. That's determined by your strength and bare spirit. Wolves don't kill the unlucky deer. They kill the weak ones. You fought for your life Jane. And now you get to walk away with it. You'll get to go home.
(12-7-2017: Ojai officials said it was a “miracle” that fierce Santa Ana winds had subsided on Thursday ...)
I got my truck and a high out of there and I wound up in a little mountain town called Ojai. I get there and it's like fruit farms. Vineyards. And there is this mountain surrounding it you know like protecting the town. And the people there like everybody smiles at each other. They say hello. it's like I remember thinking they were all like. I don't know. They had these looks in their eyes. Like they ran on some sort of secret like they had all figured it out. There is this mission, the Spanish mission right there in the middle of the town. They are having Christmas mass. They're celebrating Christmas. 70 degrees where you know. I just land there. pick me an orange of the tree and sat down on a bench, to listen that choir singing, eating my orange. You know that was the best Christmas I've ever had.
A Meadow in My perfect world:
Here is a meadow
in my perfect world.
Where wind dances
the branches of the tree
casting leopards spots of light
across the face of pond.
The tree stands tall
and grand and alone,
shading the world beneath it.
There will come a day
when I rest against its spine
and look out over a valley
where the sun warms,
but never burns.
I will watch leaves turn
Green, then amber, then crimson.
Then no leaves at all.
But the tree will not die.
For in this place,
winter never comes.
It is here,
in the cradle of all I hold dear,
I guard every memory of you.
And when I find myself frozen
in the mud of the real
far from your loving eyes.
I will return to this place,
close mine, and take solace in the simple
perfection of knowing you.
That's cold enough to freeze a gold digger's ass out here.
I'm not going to stand here and tell you that life's fair, Cause it ain't. To either of us. But you know, what do we go? This land is all we got left.
You gonna lecture me about protecting people? While you deal the shit thats killing em? Unlike most people... You had every chance to
get the hell out if thats what you wanted. You got the Army. You got College. Whatever is your choice. Look what you choose. Look what you chose. God damn you.
She was such a good girl. But we let our guard down. Yeah. Let me tell you. Maybe you'll have kids one day. You cannot blink. Not once, not ever.
We'll take the refinery road around.
-See you gotta drive 50 miles to go 5.
Welcome to Wyoming.
Where's your brother?
- He's in prison. Where you put him
Won't your daddy be proud?
- My dad's in prison, asshole..
I know, I put him there.
Look, I know you're looking for clues, but you're missing all the signs.
I'm telling you. The answer is out there.
Hey look... um... I don't know how to do this. Okay? I'm not a tracker.
That's okay, it's all I do.
These kids... they expect to go to prison. Hell, I think they look forward to it. You know? Three hoots, and a cot, and free cable? Anything better being here... the way they see it.
Man, i get so mad i want to fight the whole world. You got any idea what that feels like?
-I do. I decided to fight the feeling instead. Cause i figured the world would win.
Don't look at me. Hey, I'm used to no help.
-You have six officers on your entire force... to cover an area
the size of Rhode Island.
But I knew that girl. She was a fighter. So no matter how far you think she ran... I can guarantee you she ran farther.
I'm trying to help.
-Why is it whenever you people try to help, it starts with insults. I don't know why she didn't tell me. But she was eighteen. nd I chose to trust her. I chose wrong.
Ending quote: “While missing person statistics are compiled for every other demographic, none exist for Native American women.”
Shouldn't we wait for back up?
-This isn't the land of waiting for back up. This is the land of you're on your own.
You'd think folks would realize this isn't sheep country.
She got a job interview. Jackson, some hotel I think.
- Jackson Hole?
- Gonna live with the millionaires, eh?
Haven't heard about that, I think.. ..the billionaires chased out the millionaires years ago. Ah, save your money. When the wolves start eating their Golden Retrievers... that land's gonna go for pennies on the dollar.
Thermals can make underwear wedge up your bottom, but I guess yours are already there.
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