A month earlier my wife and I hitch-hike along the seaside. We decide to test life and see if there really is such a phenomenon as ‘chance.’ The first person who picks us up turns out to be a painter organising plein air painting. He is intrigued by our stories and desire to build cultural bridges between the US and Bulgaria. We spend three days in the seaside town of Obzor and meet over 30 artists from a dozen counties. The exchange of stories and ideas is invigorating. The Mayor shares with me his desire to do more for culture in Bulgaria. We discuss showing some of my films there next year. Now I just got to keep editing!

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