Judy writes from Alberquerque:
"You've been on my mind lately. Wish you around so we could go to the art show downtown together this afternoon. I'm off to see artwork by Gronk. He's from LA (maybe you've heard of him) and is doing the sets for "Ainadmar" which will be at the Santa Fe Opera this season. The opera is based on the life of Fredrico Garcia Lorca (as seen through the eyes of an actress who loved him, Margarita Xirgu - though Lorca was gay). I'm reading both Lorca's biography and his poetry right now. Anyway, for my birthday we'll be going to the opera and I'm trying to get prepped for it. Gronk has also designed sets for productions by the Los Angeles Opera and the Paris Jazz Festival. I find I enjoy the contemporary operas most, and love the solos and duets (by women) best. The sets at the Santa Fe Opera are incredible, so that's a cool thing too. Gronk will be at the museum this afternoon and his work on display includes journal pages and drawings, as well a painting he has done especially for the show. I sure wish I could share stuff like this with you. Bill is going with me this afternoon, but it isn't really his thing.
A week from today I start work on my 6th movie. It's called Sympathy for the Devil and is about a biker who beats the devil at his own game. A very simple concept with lots of special effects and some sex thrown in. I'll be working with a director I know well, so I'm pleased about that. Making a movie or two a year is the only creative work I'm doing right now. I still teach a little and dabble in the writing but mostly I work as an editor (for the Southwest Critique Service) and that way I'm trying to keep my skills up.
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