Tuesday, October 18, 2005
this buddha watches over us as we eat steak noodle stew, speak of the nature of only children, and plan our flight to a portland oasis. jane is here now and we're all excited to have another. the schedule changes frequently: we are unable to catch Dan Savage but those we do interview give us some good connections for other interviews further down the coast. our original plan had us going up to Vancouver BC where we had a few leads and a large film community, but harshly, we realize there are only 24 hours in a day and some of them are reserved for sleeping. in Portland we'll have a beautiful place to stay and some time to catch up on the footage that's piling up and get more of a handle on what's actually been digitized. it's decided. right after dinner, we pick up interstate 5 going south. it's misting lightly and after a hundred miles or so we pull off for a cup of tea. while the water boils, i have a good moment to set up my tripod and stand and drink tea while the shutter is open-- a good moment to realize where we are before hurrying to our next city and next interview.