"Do what you have to, to be happy in this life. There is so much beauty."
就像是Montana的Big Sky、Big River
在台灣也有許多Blue/Big Mountain, Blue/Big Sky
I was picking you some flowers.
Men still do that, don't they? I'm not out of date, am I?
Picking flowers for a woman as a sign of appreciation?
"There is a pleasure in the pathless woods...
There is a rapture on the lonely shore...
There is society where none intrudes...
By the deep sea and music in its roar...
I love not man the less, but Nature more...
From these our interviews, in which I steal...
From all I may be, or have been before...
To mingle with the Universe and feel...
What I can ne'er express, yet cannot all conceal.
I almost told him. In that moment I
felt as if I couldn't hold it back.
If he really loved me maybe he'd
FRANCESCA (cont'd; V.O.)
But love won't obey our expectations.
Its mystery is pure and absolute.
What Robert and I had, could not
continue if we were together. What
Richard and I shared would vanish if
we were apart. But how I wanted to
share this. How would our lives have
changed if I had? Could anyone else
have seen the beauty of it?
After your father died, I tried to
get in touch with Robert but found
out he had left the National
Geographic soon after the Madison
County. No one seemed to know where
he was. My only connections to him
were the places we'd been to that one
day. And so each week, I'd re-visit
And then one day, I received the
letter from his attorney, with a
"There is a pleasure in the pathless
woods... There is a rapture on the
lonely shore... There is society
where none intrudes... By the deep
sea and music in its roar... I love
not man the less, but Nature more...
From these our interviews, in which
I steal... From all I may be, or
have been before... To mingle with the
Universe and feel... What I can
ne'er express, yet cannot all conceal."
There has not been a day since that
I have not thought of him. When he
said we were no longer two people, he
We were bound together as tightly as
two people can be. If it hadn't been
for him, I don't think I would have
lasted on the farm all these years.
Remember that dress of mine you
wanted, Carolyn -- the one you said I
never wore. Well, I know I was silly.
But to me, it was as if you were
asking to wear my wedding dress to go
to the movies.
After reading all this, I hope you
can now understand my burial request.
It was not the ravings of some mad
old lady. I gave my life to my
family. I wish to give Robert what is
left of me.
"I gave Lucy his photography book. If
you're interested, take a look. If my
words still leave something unclear,
perhaps his pictures can illuminate.
After all, that's what an artist does
"I love you both with all my heart.
Do what you have to, to be happy in
this life. There is so much beauty."