Consider the dialogue in the climax: to be dull and constant is necessary to raise her kids in a "circle of safety." "I'm not safe," she says. "I dared," as she rides the bike to where she once lived, but her free spirit self points out that "there's no there anymore." And that the "sameness you despise is your gift to them," that "...waking up every day doing the same things for them over and over, you are boring, your marriage is boring, your house is boring, but that's fucking incredible..." l
Tully was exquisitely executed. I just didn't like the theme. For me, the theme and its resolution (in the previous post), her resignation, rather than an open-ended awareness of a so far insoluble conflict, seemed static to me, and it still does.