I made this video for my sister’s birthday earlier this month, but I wasn’t able to finish it until late last night, which essentially made it a belated birthday gift given on Christmas. Nevertheless, I hope she loved it as much as she said she did, and as much as I do, and as much as you should.
I missed her (and Owen) this Christmas. The world is too big and life is too short.
Last night I went to a reception for the Sundance filmmakers at the Directors Guild, and if it wasn’t apparent before that Sundance is a big festival, the reception last night made this clear. I had one too many glasses of the free pinot, and maybe one too many duck spring rolls, before coming home and falling asleep before midnight.
Now it’s six in the morning and I’m up, which isn’t so unusual except that usually I haven’t slept already. I plan to sleep for a few more hours before truly getting up, but sometimes I enjoy these strange sleep breaks that are a result of my fucked-up schedule.
The flash drive they gave me last night was full of DGA propaganda, with room for little else, so I took the keychain part off and used it to attach my big flash drive to my keychain. Good story.
It doesn’t really feel like Christmas, but I reckon it will once I get home.
I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.