“Do you think maybe we could get it back if I offered him more than he paid me for it?” she said. “You probably don’t think that’s a sensible suggestion, but at least that way we could get it back.” – Ann Beatie ‘A Vintage Thunderbird’
Beatie captures the heavy entanglements we make in our lives which mark our daily actions and thoughts. Karen, who one moment seems to have a fleeting connection to other people, shows a naked vulnerability in this last scene as she admits to the place their relationship has in their lives. I love how Beatie places with the nuances of the potential lightness to our relationships with one another. What may be a lightness opens into a deep excess of strings of memories.