‘500 Days of Summer’ (Summer): “I dream about flying”

Monologue from 500 Days of Summer

'500 Days of Summer' by Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber

From: Movie
Type: Dramedy

Character: Summer Finn, assistant to Tom's boss
Gender: Female
Age Range: 20's

Summary: Summer opens up to Tom about a dream she's had

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SUMMER: I dream about flying. Not really flying. More like… floating. Like, it starts out I’m running really fast.

And then the… terrain… gets all rocky and steep. But I don’t slow down. I just climb higher with every stride. Before I know it, I’m… floating.

 I’m going so fast my feet don’t even touch the ground. I’m up in the air and I’m … I don’t know… free. It’s this incredible feeling.

But then I look down. And the minute I do… everything changes. There I am… I’m floating, high above the earth, nothing can touch me, right? I’m free and I’m safe and it hits me, just like that… I’m completely, utterly, alone.

And then I wake up. I’ve never told anyone that.


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