Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2006 by Steven Fischer
Miami screening coming together. Sent still from movie and two sentence write up for the program/flyers the theater will publish. Also, Bryan Dawson—good friend he is, and Executive Committee Chairman for the American Hungarian Federation, put me in touch with Dr. Paul Szilagyi in Miami. Dr. Szilagyi is connected to the AHF in Florida and mayb be able to help get Freedom Dance invited to a December 3 event in Naples (Florida’s west coast)!
Also, today visited with the owners of Welbourne, a gorgeous 18th Century manor house on 500 undeveloped acres in Middleburg, Virginia. It is everything everyone’s ever told me it would be … authentic inside and out (very Victorian, but wonderful remains from the Georgian period.) Everything: the carpets, furniture, wallpaper, decorations, woodwork, clocks, cushions, pillows, beds … the preservation of the land and the buildings make the soul feel so free in a sense.
The town of Middleburg is equally refreshing—the old stone buildings, narrow streets, and charming citizens (while at a little cafe getting my afternoon espresso fix, the woman in line behind me noticed my dilemma in deciding between ginger bread cake and a chocolate cookie. She told me the iced ginger bread was particularly good. I ended up choosing the version more like pound cake. The conversation made her hungry for the iced version, which she bought, offering me a taste of it as she headed out the door). A total stranger, yet so friendly and open. An uplifiting experience.
Anyway, back at Welbourne, the owner and I got on very well together and discussed the business end of our deal in very friendly tones … If all continues going well it may prove the finding of interiors for Antonia’s home.