Ellen at the Shore - Elmer Bernstein
“He had heard her name often enough during the year and a half since they last met, and was even familiar with the main incidents of her life. But he heard all these accounts with detachment, as if listening to reminiscences of someone long dead. Yet the past had come again into the present, as in those newly discovered caverns in Tuscany, where children had lit bunches of straw and seen old images staring from the wall.
He gave himself a single chance. She must turn before the sail boat crosses the Lime Rock light; then he would go to her.”
The Age of Innocence (Martin Scorsese, 1993)