Nine years ago two strangers met by chance and spent a night in Vienna that ended before sunrise. They are about to meet for the first time since. Now they have one afternoon to find out if they belong together.
The art and gift of great conversation; to communicate honestly, fully, deeply where you reveal yourself and your past and everything that you’ve been and are without pretense and worry of being judged. To wear not only your heart on your sleeve but your soul and your guts as well; and to allow another to see you, really see you.
This is why I appreciate ‘Before Sunrise’ and its sequel ‘Before Sunset’ so much. It reminds me of the various conversations I’ve had with people who became friends or became more than friends,argued with, broke up with, reconciled with, let go off, forgot, or rediscovered all over again in a completely different light but a good light all the same.
I’ve had conversations with people that I so wish that I was able to record and document! With friends who at the time felt expansive and then expounded on what they thought life meant or how life should be lived; with ex-boyfriends who shared their childhood tragedies and glories; kasamas narrating how they became activists.Life stories than were told the way some of the most compelling movies were created.
In my my journals I keep notes and descriptions of these various conversations, what made me feel amazed about them, what will forever make me remember them and the persons I had the conversations with.