I have been coming to Houston about every 1 to 3 months for the last 10 years to work with a doctor who specializes in dystonia, which is the medical condition that I have. While here, I have developed some wonderful relationships. Some of them have been through women in film where I often see Anita Long who was the president. I have given several seminars for the group through the years and also made some friends of people within the group such as Anita and the current president – Trish Rigdon. I have given some seminars for this Houston screenwriters and Glenn Gattenby has been one of the people putting these seminars together since he’s on the board. So Peter and I had dinner with Glenn and his friend Sandy last night at a South American restaurant with the most fascinating decor and beautiful food.
It is a real blessing to meet people from many parts of the US and around the world and experience relationships which move from colleagueship to friendship. Sometimes I think it only takes about three lunches together and there is often a moment when you realize you switch from ‘professional mode’ and realize that there is a nice connection with this person and that there is something sweetly and kindly personal as a friendship develops. So Anita Long, and Glenn Gattenby are two people that I have really enjoyed meeting in Houston and spending time with them.
And I really enjoyed Glenn’s friend tonight – Sandy, as well.
Community can happen anywhere…and I’m pleased it has happened here in. Houston.