Just wanted to give a brief shout out to any photo students from Sidwell Friends School who might be reading TOP today. And I wonder if I could ask one or two of you to do a wee favor for me. Sometime, when the time seems right, possibly when your photography teacher seems just a bit flustered, if that ever happens, or says something kind of out there, or gets just a bit, what shall we call it, intense—well, I'll trust you to know when the time is right—I'd like you to say, quietly, so that she can maybe just barely hear you or half-hear you, "Lely, get a grip." Would you do that for me?
She's an old friend. One of the very best portraits I ever did was of Lely, although it's one nobody or almost nobody has ever seen, and there's kind of a funny story behind that. Maybe I'll tell the story someday, if somebody will remind me. (I can't now, because I have no way to digitize the portrait and show it.)
Cheers from here in the old Northwest.
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