Doubts come in dreams Aug 11, 2022 23:27:31 GMT -5
Post by Vespertine on Aug 11, 2022 23:27:31 GMT -5
(A blurry scene of a cliff overlooking the ocean. It’s looking out towards the ocean and as the camera comes into focus we see a lone Monterey Pine tree standing all alone on the cliff. Surrounding it are tall grasses which are currently blowing in the wind. A figure steps into up and we see that it is Vespertine. She is dressed in a long black dress, black high heels and her black trenchcoat.)
(Vespertine is looking out to sea as the sun goes down over it. She sighs and her chest heaves up and down. Her trenchcoat whips up in the wind as does her hair and then dies down again. Far off in the distance down the coast we can see more cliffs, more mountains and a lot of grass and some more Monterey Pines. She starts to slowly walk along the deer made trail along the cliff. She chooses her steps carefully as she winds her away around the Pines and the grasses. Every so often you hear her murmur something and then falls silent. A ice over comes up and it’s her ice.)
VO: My story is far from being over. This is my story. This is who I am. But how did I get here? How did it all come to be? Amazing story that. One that started 7 years ago, a long time ago, in a far far away place. The story of my career. The story of my life.
(she stops and looks around. She tilts her head as if in confusion then shakes it off and continues on)
Seems I have been down this path. Seems I have been down this road. This place, it looks familiar. I just can’t put my finger on it. So…where am I? Not home. Never at home.
(She takes a step off the trail and looks over the side of the cliff. She shrugs then goes back on the trail and continues on)
Things are never as easy as it seems. What has happened? What is happening to me? Am I lost? What is going on? Why am I alone? So alone. Always alone. What must I do to get back on the road that I was on?
(she stops and puts her hands on her hips and looks around)
Where am I? Am I getting sidetracked? Am I on the right path? How come I can’t see anymore?
(a gust of wind whips up blowing her hair all around. She ignores it and continues on.)
Maybe its what I have done. Maybe it’s who I have associated with? No… maybe its what I haven't done. What haven't I done? Why am I here? Here! Where is here? It’s what I have done…. I think. People I have wronged. People have wronged me. Yes… no. I don’t know.
(There comes a fork in the trail. One leads forward along the cliff, the other leads at a slightly different angle away from the cliff. She stands there for a full minute looking at the two roads.)
Take the road less taken. No. Take the road always taken. No. Follow the river for it will lead you home. No. Lost? Possibly. Where do I go from here?
(she take the left and follows the trail along the cliff. A few yards off the trail and in front of her she comes upon a small statue of Buddha with two candles that are lit on either side. She kneels in front of the statue and places a small token, a gift for her god, that she has taken from within her trenchcoat. She leans forward and kisses the forehead of the small statue. She speaks outloud suddenly.)
V: Oh Buddha. Help me. Guide me through this darkness and into the light only as you are able to do. I am lost and I need your guidance.
(in one fluid movement she stands up and continues on the trail. The camera pans to her right and out to the ocean where we see the last few rays of sun go down over the horizon.)
I see a beach, I see lights down there. Maybe Buddha is guiding me. Maybe I’m not lost. But I still have no idea where I am but I know I have been here before. How did I get here? And what do I do once I get there?
(She walks off....)
(...We see Vespertine in her bedroom sleeping in her bed with silk sheets. She lifts up on her arms to shake off the sleep and we see she is nude again, the covers fall exposing her breasts. The camera pans over to the clock on the nightstand where it reads: 3:30AM. There is a soft rustling of bed sheets and the camera pans back and we see she is fully awake now and leaning against the wall. She covers herself and shivers.)
V: Wow! What a dream! I have been there before though. Why? What does that dream mean? Am I not doing something right? Am I not doing something at all? Am I missing something? Am I really lost?
(she looks over at the clock)
V: Damn! 3:30.
(she lays back down in bed)
V: I’ll call James or Kimmora tomorrow. Maybe they’ll know what it means.
(she closes her eyes and in a few minutes she is fast asleep.)