Of all the tiny marvelous moments, the scene that haunts me is when Ada (splendidly portrayed by Holly Hunter) is being taken away through the mountains. She looks back at the piano left alone by the shore, defenseless, mute, like her. In a way, that's herself, in her absolute loneliness. Her eyes longing, full of sorrow, sadness, and pain. Think of it as a feminist goodbye to her voice. Think of it as a human being being separated from his/her spirit.