Tuesday, June 19, 2007Morgan's Birthday
Today is my lovely, sweet, darling friend Morgan's birthday. He had his party a couple of nights ago (I didn't get drunk after all), and while I was there I spent some time talking to his current R.I. He told me (among other things) that the thing he really loves about Morgan is his optimism. And I think that's very true -- I mean, I love my pessimist/realist friends and I value their perspective and all, but sometimes it's so nice to have a friend who understands as well as anyone how bad things are, who sees all our fucked-up-ness and our hostility and self-destructive tendencies, and can still smile and insist that everything's going to turn out fine.
Poor ol' Morgan's had a stressful year, and the fact that he can still do that after everything is pretty amazing. I've learned a lot from Morgan over the years, I'm a better filmmaker for having worked with him and around him, and I hope he knows how much I love him. So happy birthday, Morgiepie.