It's been the same dream
I can't ever see her face, but I know her.
Like I've known her all my life.
And it feels like something terrible
is gonna happen when I reach her.
But at the same time, I'm not scared at all.
I want her...
...no matter what happens.
But I never get to her.
And then I die.
At first I was scared I was losing my mind.
Until I realized that would be no great loss.
so insanity's inevitable.
What's worse is waking up every night...
...wanting someone I've never met...
...loving a girl who doesn't exist.
I've been stuck my whole life in Gatlin...
...South Carolina's least-famous
By the time we get a movie,
it's already on DVD.
And our theater always gets the titles wrong.
We're too far away from Charleston
to have a Starbucks. How sick is that?
We have 12 churches and one library...
...with more banned books
than books to read.
Same damn families
have lived here for generations.
They keep reenacting the Civil War
like it's gonna turn out different.
Mama used to say there's only two kinds
of people in Gatlin:
The ones too stupid to leave
and the ones too stuck to move.
Dad can't leave his room since she died.
People said it was God's will.
I think it's the only way people
ever get out of here.
I can understand why young men
signed up for the Civil War.
Anything is better than a life standing still.
But I think even the dead stay in Gatlin.
Sometimes, it sounds crazy,
but sometimes I imagine I'm one of them...
...fighting for the cause
on Honey Hill near Greenbrier.
I imagine all kinds of things lately.
...I'm Billy Pilgrim...
...from Vonnegut's banned book
"To be unstuck in time,
in a constant state of stage fright...
...never knowing what part of my life
I'd have to act in next."
I just love the sound of that.
I got breakfast.
Ugh. Is this what we're wearing
our first day of school?
I'm a junior now, Amma.
If I dress like I care, I lose credibility.
I thought you were getting a haircut.
- Who said that?
- I did.
Pay attention to the days
marked on these containers.
- Thanks, Amma.
- You decide what colleges you applying to?
All of them, as long as they're
a thousand miles away from here.
Amen to that.
- You go running last night?
- Help you sleep any?
- I envy people in comas.
Your father come out at all?
Lying lips are abomination to the Lord.
Now, when a wicked man dies,
his expectation shall perish.
And the hope of unjust men perisheth.
- You get away now! Go on!
- Come on, I gotta take him to school!
- We have to finish these. Do them tonight.
- Mom, you know what happens--
Wesley, where are you going
without kissing your mother?
What is wrong with you, boy, eh?
Now, you be good.
- So is she a good kisser or what?
- Shut up!
My mother has officially flown
that extra bat-sh*t mile since Dad died.
She thinks the end of the world's coming
because all these earthquakes in the news.
It's like, how does loving Jesus
make that woman so crazy?
She damned Daddy to hell so many times,
I bet he drank just so he'd get there quicker.
My dad is acting like old man
Ravenwood. They're all bat-sh*t.
Hey, did you hear that new girl
in our class is a Ravenwood?
I thought old man Ravenwood
lived in that house all alone.
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