Eben Goff and his friend Gwynell were here overnight. We ate and talked into the night. Eben was interested in the building, school by nature, now studios and home. Last night he called it strange, but after sleeping and waking up to the light of this place, he recognized the lateral-ness of the building, its horizontal planes and the way the slightly elevated height of the main floor takes in light expansively, especially the sideways light of morning. That is why I am here, I told him. Stegner talked of climate and geography conditioning us. I agree, but perhaps there is a predilection for a certain type of environment that we are ready to be conditioned by. This is what I keep asking myself here.