I’d tell you how I know this little tidbit about Mr. Varney, but then I’d have to kill you and really, who has the time?
Seriously, this is a quote from a dear friend/former boss who had the great joy of spending some time with the talented and charismatic Mr. Varney at the legendary Greenbrier.
I love this quote because it’s just so wonderfully rich and descriptive. It’s a short story WAITING to happen. It confirms that real life is hilariously vivid and utterly noteworthy: yes, I actually WROTE this in my journal four years ago and am using it now. (And probably at opportune moments for the rest of my life.)
Sidebar: remind me to tell you the story of our trip to the now-nothing-but-a-fond-memory Old White Lounge at The Greenbrier. One for the books.
While I’m at it, take a look at this invitation to the High Style of Dorothy Draper exhibit/opening at the Museum of the City of New York I worked on with art director Keith Johnson. I found this fantastic quote from Ms. Draper: “I’ve always had a good time at my own parties.”
That, my friends, was the platform for the brainstorming session that followed.