Tonight I’m far from West Pender Street. Creston, BC, to be exact. It’s in the Kootenay region, tucked away in the interior part of the province near the US border. To get here I took a flight to a town called Cranbrook which is an hour ahead of Vancouver. From there I drove 90 minutes east to Creston. Somewhere along the way, I reversed back into Pacific Daylight Time. Upon realizing what had happened, I kinda felt like Joel might have as he began listening to the cassettes of his erased memories in his car while he waited for Clementine to grab her toothbrush. Well maybe I didn’t feel exactly like that. But can you believe that Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is ten years old today?
I never made in out to Montauk when I was living in Brooklyn in 2004. I should do that someday.