Monday, July 02, 2007

Sunset on The Lift




Two weekends ago, I was turning right onto Taft Hill road in Fort Collins, I was looking forward to sleep in a hotel room. My wife, mother-in-law, and I just left a large emotional wedding and were ready to get back to our normal lives. Well, like I said, I was actually was looking forward to the hotel room. I love hotel rooms.



Seconds later, the cops pulled me over cuz of a broken taillight, and thought I was drunk. But I passed their drunk-tests with grace, humility and curiosity. Ironically- the drinks I had earlier had calmed me down, my heart was not beating staccato, I was zenful…




That weekend, I had dreams of a screenplay that I would soon write, a story about the Ben Wiebsiek that haunts my brain, this large greenhouse, a beautifully realized tragic story about the exaggerated Denver that nobody but me has realized, a lost girl buying a beat-up pickup and filling the sad vehicle over-capacity with all of her possessions, her boyfriend and his brothers chasing her across the prairies and mountains, looking to steal back their father’s prized Russian pistol.

They meet, probably halfway through the film, but as my brain reminds me- no clich├ęd boy-meets-girl-falling-in-love crap! But we fight, still, ‘cuz I love love.

And there’s Ben’s old father, half-crazy living in a trailer, picking old songs on a guitar his mom bought. He’s apocalyptic and keeps a pretty plant in a plastic tube, hoping they’ll shoot it into space when the earth blows up…

Here’s Meyer at Long Lake last weekend.



It's a good thing that I go to the mountains a lot more now. When I was in college I always felt a lot of guilt because I never went to the mountains.



It's tiring, and Meyer is heavy on my back, but I'm happy because he gives me the excuses I need to do the things that I want to do...



And it's great when he goes to sleep...

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

nice pictures, drew. how ya doing?

-jason

Anonymous said...

dan and sara!!!! are you bound for siberian glory????

-irwin

sarcasmus said...

nice post. yeah, we're leaving korea today. when we have time we'll put up pictures and words.

Anonymous said...

and smells if they have the technology in china (i bet they do!)

--thod

Amelia said...

Yes! Please post pictures and how you and what's going on and what are your thoughts on leaving Korea??????

Great post Drew! Let's make a movie!

Anonymous said...

Yes! Terrific plot, well written. Please, please write this-- as a screenplay or a book/story. your descriptions are vivid, and the plot is wonderfully quirky and interesting. Do not let this story die! It came to you in a dream, then so be it. A revelation, a commandment from your inner self.

jonathan said...

yes! excitement! sarcasmus and thod, sarcasmussing and thodding through the world! greenhouses and russian pistols! meyers and mountains!