Gardner Elliot: What was she like? My mother.
Nathaniel Shepherd: She was fearless She was kind And she just... seemed so invincible. And she'd make me wanna give up living when she died.
Tulsa: People don't go around saying what they feel, whenever they feel it. They have guards, and-and shields and other metaphors.
Gardner Elliot: Why?
Tulsa: Because we're all messed up and scared and trying to be something that we're not and-and if we all went around just declaring our innermost desires to the exact people we felt them for, we all end up happy or something.