On the left is Reem Gibriel, glamorous newlywed sculptor from Libya… yours truly, middle aged mother of three, on the right .. and behind us, a lion. No, wait, that’s Patrick Green, the softspoken Tennessee boy who calls us “Miss Kelly” and “Miss Reem”. The three of us have kind of made family of each other.

The lion standing over us is guarding the Chicago Art Institute… sheesh, what tourists we were, flagging down a stranger to take the picture… but aren’t we having a good time?