Before Sunrise (1995) dir. Richard Linklater

Brit Marling photographed by Amanda de Cadenet for Violet Magazine

Fringe 117: Bad Dreams

Olive. You heard me. You heard me - you came. You were always the strong one. Whenever I got scared, you could make me feel better. Do you remember, Olive?

I’m sorry, no, I don’t.

That’s okay. I think they meant for us to forget. I just couldn’t. I did what they told us. I waited, Olive. The soldier to come is both natural and unnatural. I waited to be called up. You stay fit, stay focused, and stay ready. I wore the blacks and grays. I blended in. But the call never came. It never came. Then, that man with the glasses, he showed up at the hospital. He spoke all the old words. He said they’re coming. He needed warriors. He said: “What was written will come to pass.” He said he knew how to wake me up. I shouldn’t have listened to him. Sometimes what we wake up, it can’t be put back to sleep.

Manhattan, New York City. January 2014.

Looking like Gotham.

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Keri Russell for Malibu Magazine.