Mid February? This year is flying by already. Right now I’m buried in a lengthy review all of the interviews I’ve done. It’s enlightening going back through the interviews (yes, terrible pun intended). It’s an entirely different experience to just watch the interviews compared with the effort required to conduct them. At last I’m getting to see what you’ll be seeing, and I have to admit, I’m pretty excited for both of us.
Last month I was fortunate enough to break away from editing and participate in a two week intensive course to learn how to translate the oldest Buddhist texts from Pali into English. It was taught by Richard Gombrich, a retired Oxford Professor and current editor of the Journal of the Oxford Center for Buddhist Studies. He’s written a wealth of material on early Buddhism, including some of my favorite titles like “What the Buddha Thought” and “How Buddhism Began.” It was an honor learning Pali from him and a joy to take in his wealth of ideas about early Buddhism.
My other way to find brief breaks from the film editing process is to instead edit photos. Yes, still editing, but I enjoy the contrast of jumping from a 3 year project to little photo albums that I can knock out in a half hour. Below you’ll find some stuff from all over the past couple of years. No rhyme or reason.