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US Tour Day 183, Part 2: Blacksburg. Virginia
Blacksburg, Virginia. Tired of driving. Met with Bill Briggs today at his gallery. He was three hours late. And he didn't want to sell my work there. He liked it, though. Or, he said he did.
The funny part was when he looked through my photos and told me that he just can't appreciate photography. He said, "See, anyone with a camera could reproduce this." I smiled and nodded. It's not fun to argue with people. Sure, lots of people could take the pictures I took. But, the fact of the matter is that they didn't. They haven't been scouring America for six months, experiencing it in the unique way that I have and presenting it to the world.
He said my work was beautiful, though. I had to agree with him on that point. I like it a lot, too.
It's ok. There are many galleries out there and people are buying the prints. It just would have been nice to have the work on a wall in that great part of downtown Nashville. I think I could have moved a lot of prints from that location.
Now I'm at Holly's place in Blacksburg, after a 412 mile drive through the rainy mountains of the Southeast. It feels comfortable to reunite with her again. I love her mind—she is one of those academic, passionate, smarty pants sorts who wants to change the world. That's one of my favorite flavors, you know?
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