so Diego called us (of course, we speak “dog”, darlings, we grew up in England) and said:
“Richard just showed me ‘A Letter To True’ made by that nice photographer who wears the bandana”
“That’s the one.”
“Did you enjoy it?”
“Very much – in fact I’d like you to shoot an audition tape for me so I can be in his next movie.”
“Oh, absolutely – delighted to do so.”
“One more thing…..”
“He shoots a lot in black and white and it’s kinda arty and has a strong message, can you do that?”
“Oh, yes. With your looks and our talent, we can do an excellent audition tape for Mr. Weber, darling Diego.”
“great – Richard and I will see you on Sunday – we’ll put the coffee on.”
so here’s what we did….
after the shoot we let diego look through the Rushes and he turned to us and said, with a small almost winsome smile –
“I like it.”
a delicious and poignant and lovely day in the country for our last sunday on the East Coast.
grand central station was lit up by the shimmery weak but welcomed winter sun.
we stood awhile by the clock.
and thought of all the times we have stopped and thought awhile by the clock at grand central station since our first Ever trip to NYC in (can it have been that long ago?) 1996.
as well as All the Movies we have seen where characters stopped and waited for Someone Important by the Clock.
and an hour or so later – there we were – In The Country.
there was a Friend (JW/1) and a dog (always important for Days in the Country to be Fully successful we think) – this one is called Arden.
there was a bubbling brook (not sure if we’ve heard a bubbling brook for an Age – probably not since England).
and a hardy red rose peeping through the SNOW!
the Country had snow.
there was a Pause by the stairs and a looking out at the trees while the kettle was popped on in the lovely big range kitchen and newspapers ruffled and sorted and Read Out Loud From.
beans on toast and more-tea-please.
and British Telly (giggles on the two couches).
with Lots of quiet talk and catching up and lovely connection and then……..
another Long Pause in the snowy crisp air with Arden and JW1 and the countryside said, “take a breath,”
and. we. did.
all will be well.
or so we believe.
did you have a delicious weekend?
tea? beans-on-toast? conversation?