T he year is away like a fast-moving train. In the past I’d have lost myself in the momentum. Not so much this year though. This year I have you, to force me to go home, to switch off, to be still, to be present.
But the school is maybe 50 metres from our home. We’re both fixtures.
You ride your little bike through vast rooms, all over the building and bash away on the student’s drum kit. It’s an extension of home for us, for all the students, and for all the teachers. That’s how I can be engaged and still be with you. I can’t imagine there’s another film school like it. I can’t imagine there’s a better place to grow up. If only our family were closer.
My Dad has finished the work that was delayed by his cancer treatment. He’s well and he’s free. The first thing he does is book a ticket. You should know this Astrid. Grandpa travelled from Australia to Denmark, all that way, at the first opportunity, just to see you.
"This year I have you, to force me to go home, to switch off, to be still, to be present."
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