Obviously I can’t deliver the usual energy and absorption when I’m spending much of my time hiking around the Bernese Alps in Switzerland. But I haven’t enjoyed any serious downshifting in ages, and if you don’t do this at least once every eight or ten years you’re probably going to suffer some kind of loss that will diminish creativity or the bank balance or both. Live and let live, right? It’s only for another eight or nine days and then it’s back to the L.A. grindstone.