DRIVING MISS DAISY
Stephen and Jessica are riding in a Subaru through a mountain pass. The sunset is just above the snowy mountaintops of the Tetons. The colors of a rainbow are splattered against the sky quite affectionately by the sun.
Jessica turns off the radio in the car, which was playing Modest Mouse’s “Bukowski”.
Jessica: Because I just want silence and conversation right now.
JESSICA: Are you okay?
STEPHEN: I don’t know, ya know.
JESSICA: (Sighs in anguish) Quit saying you know. I don’t know.
STEPHEN: I don’t know if I want you, too. That isn’t supposed to…
JESSICA: Sound Mean? Because it does.
STEPHEN: Ugh. I’m sorry. I just don’t want to be a downer. This is supposed to be a fun trip.
JESSICA: It has been, is, and will be a fun trip.
STEPHEN: (Quietly) I love you.
JESSICA: Do you see that fading sunset?
JESSICA: It reminds me of you. So effortless. So beautiful. And, it will fade into silence. But the stars are on their way.
They hold hands.
STEPHEN: Damn, you’re so sweet.
JESSICA: And, you’re so temperamental. But that’s part of why your great.
ON THE MOUNTAIN
Scenes of people skiing and snowboarding at Jackson Hole. Steven and Jessica are racing down a slope on snowboards. They finish at the same time.
JESSICA: That was fucking righteous.
STEPHEN: Kiss me.
STEPHEN: I am getting exhausted.
JESSICA: Let’s go grab some grub.
Push and slide to a restaurant/bar on the mountain. Conversation over a beer and cheeseburgers.
JESSICA: What is that look in your eye, Stephen?
STEPHEN: What do you think it is?
JESSICA: I don’t know. But it’s beautiful.
STEPHEN: I am just grateful.
JESSICA: Why, though?
STEPHEN: For you. For your influence in my life. I am so proud of you. The way you stay incredible and caring through your distress is unmatched in anyone I have ever met.
JESSICA: Stephen you making me blush.
STEPHEN: Really, you have seen me through to the other side of gloom. I love you.
JESSICA: I love you, too.