I’m off to the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. I’ve been there twice before and it’s always been good to me.
Why am I going this time? To write. I’ve been working on the film all summer and need a break. So I’ll spend the next three weeks working on the writing.
But I am also going because Jeff Stein told me to go.
In September, I learned that Jeff Stein, AIA, president of the Cosanti Foundation, was coming to NYC in the fall and I was excited to interview him in front of the camera. But then the residency at VCCA came up. Jeff and I were coordinating dates and I was worried we’d miss each other. Finally, after a number of email exchanges, we worked it out and he signed off with:
“Get thee to Virginia, sir.”
How can I defy such an order? So, to Virginia I go.