Distance and time is essential to the editing process and allows one to become impartial. For example, if I have a baby and someone threatens to take it away from me, I will probably call the police. Thatís because Iíve only known him a few months. Now if I have a twenty-two year old, and someone threatens to take him away, I will probably ask if thereís anything else I can do for them. And so it is with anything you create. You become immured with it, and cannot see it from the outside. But time engenders the objectivity you will need in order to treat it fairly, and if it so deserves, to let it go.

 

 

April 2007