A few weeks later on the Saturday he threw all Stoutamire’s dirty horse blankets into the back of his pickup and took them down to the Quik Stop Car Wash to turn the high-pressure spray on them. When the wet clean blankets were stowed in the truck bed he stepped into Higgins’s gift shop and busied himself with the postcard rack.
“Ennis, what are you lookin for rootin through them postcards?” said Linda Higgins, throwing a sopping brown coffee filter into the garbage can.
“Scene a Brokeback Mountain.”
“Over in Fremont County?”
“No, north a here.”
“I didn’t order none a them. Let me get the order list. They got it I can get you a hunderd. I got a order some more cards anyway.”
“One’s enough,” said Ennis.
When it came — thirty cents — he pinned it up in his trailer, brassheaded tack in each corner. Below it he drove a nail and on the nail he hung the wire hanger and the two old shirts suspended from it. He stepped back and looked at the ensemble through a few stinging tears.
“Jack, I swear — ” he said, though Jack had never asked him to swear anything and was himself not the swearing kind.
Around that time Jack began to appear in his dreams, Jack as he had first seen him, curly-headed and smiling and bucktoothed, talking about getting up off his pockets and into the control zone, but the can of beans with the spoon handle jutting out and balanced on the log was there as well, in a cartoon shape and lurid colors that gave the dreams a flavor of comic obscenity. The spoon handle was the kind that could be used as a tire iron. And he would wake sometimes in grief, sometimes with the old sense of joy and release; the pillow sometimes wet, sometimes the sheets.
There was some open space between what he knew and what he tried to believe, but nothing could be done about it, and if you can’t fix it you’ve got to stand it. (Brokeback Mountain, Annie Proulx).

10 Comments to “>Love.”

  1. >oh, that is beautiful. I never read the story, but wow it seems different, yet stil really emotional.

  2. >the book is really tiny Nerd Girl, only takes an hour or so to read. do yourself a favour and check it out of your local library…..beautiful post Romeika

  3. >I didnt know the book was so short, it's on my list of things to read now. Thanks for the extract!

  4. >Line, yup, it's really emotional, but never melodramatic, it's contained, like Ennis' personality.nursemyra, thank u:) I'm thinking of reading the book again.Fashion Dreamer, you're welcome, and yes, go for the book!Kamila, realmente. Linda, emocionante, inesquecivel.

  5. >that scene kills me. it's a really great story.

  6. >Eu amo o conto da Annie Proulx, aproveitei cada momento enquanto o lia – é uma das melhores obras de todos os tempos, na minha opinião. E, claro, "Brokeback Mountain" é a perfeição em forma de filme – ainda mais com o final memorável!

  7. >Tahda, I agree.Vinicius, concordo com vc. Gostaria de reler o conto e ver o filme mais uma vez.

  8. >Romeika, acho Brokeback Mountain um filme impressionante. Tenho, claro, algumas ressalvas as quais não tem nada a ver com o roteiro e a direção, mas sim com os protagonistas. De qualquer forma, a cena é maravilhosa…Beijos.

  9. >Kau, vc nao gostou da interpretacao do Ledger e do Gyllenhaal? Eu achei q o segundo foi bem, mas o primeiro, sensacional. Bjs!

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