Before all the madness of filming, being shuttled around to different places, and doing my best to be a video director, cameralady, editor, and everything else - I had a birthday. I reserved one special day before my first job to spend time with my deer friend, tucked up in a little cottage on the olympic peninsula.
My only request for my birthday was to take a walk in the mossy woods. After being so long on the east coast, any time I saw a photo of the mossy, misty northwest my heart would hurt just a bit. So, Melissa heard me. We walked through the cedar and pine to an abandoned fort on the hill. A magical overgrown place, sometimes painted the most beautiful, muted colors.
And, I hate to say, but while the rest of the continent was enduring snow and mostly below freezing temperatures, my birthday was graced with sunshine. I even got to take my coat off for a bit.