In heaven here at VCCA for much of June 2019. This is the best case scenario for moving forward with the book. Clearly I am way distracted when I’m not here as I don’t post on this blog. This will change as I get closer to a publication date. Don’t hold your breath just yet 😉
I was lucky that AFTER this last post I was able to go to the Third International Thornton Wilder Conference in Peterborough, NH in July of 2018. That was an exciting experience on a number of levels. I won’t go into it right now, because…VCCA. But I will create a post about this sometime in the near future. Not only was that the location of the conference, but it is where the MacDowell Colony is located – where Louise wrote a majority of her music. And we were able to go visit Wilder’s studio (thank you, David Macy) en masse which was moving (we went right by LT’s Phi Beta Studio in the bus). VCCA is my MacDowell. As mentioned elsewhere, Louise was here at VCCA three times, so I do feel a connection. This time two of the three composer studios have actual composers in them. I’ve been in two of them which was very cool – working in a space that Louise had probably composed.
But I digress. Focus is what I am able to accomplish at VCCA (in spite of my Sunday shenanigans here). Like the detail on this lovely flower, I am able to slow down and see details that will add up to make the next chapter interesting and as true a record of Louise’s life as I am able. Onward!