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As Jodi and I walk inside the Hammer she immediately turns to me and signs
“I wasn’t expecting this many people here. It seems that Scott has really made a name for himself”
I nod and sign my reply “I’m really interested in seeing his work. The way you described his sculptures seems like something we could bring to The Whitney”
Jodi smiles at this. It’s really great how we just amicably ended our relationship earlier but there is still a comfortable rapport between the two of us. I am grateful to still have her friendship.
We weren’t even inside for a few minutes until I hear my name being called and look to see Kevin Hostler President of MOCA Board of Directors walking towards me. I sign to Jodi
“Kevin Hostler from MOCA is heading this way”
She nods at me
“I’m going to find Scott. Come find me afterwards” she signs and I watch her disappear through the crowd. I turn my attention to Kevin walking up to me with his hand out
“Bette…It’s so good to see you” he says as I shake his hand
“Hey Kevin..It’s been a long time”
He nods “It sure has. The CAC went under after you left. I couldn’t help but feel satisfied Franklin got his comeuppance. He was an idiot to let you go”
I chuckled giving a satisfied smile “Well I can’t complain. I was rewarded with a great opportunity at The Whitney”
“Speaking of that. What are you doing in L.A.?” He asks with what seemed like great interest
I couldn’t tell him I was here for Tina’s wedding when that clearly was not going to happen now much to my relief..But I told the best reason I could think of for my presence
“I came to spend to time with Angelica. I have missed her dearly” And it wasn’t a lie.
“I know it has to be difficult being on the other side of the country”
I nod in agreement “Very. I feel like I’m missing so much of her life now that she is starting to develop her own little personality”
He crosses his arms and place his left index finger over his lips in thought furrowing his brow as if he is figuring out how to proceed.