My mom is so talented I can’t possibly predict all the things she might accomplish. She’s astonished me by suddenly speaking to strangers in a language I didn’t know she’d studied. She can tell you about nearly any modern artist or indigenous art in a museum. She is up for all kinds of adventures, from white water rafting to seeing polar bears in the arctic to trekking around the Mission District checking out murals. This is a picture of her after she decided that getting a college degree in her 60’s would be a good retirement project. She reminds me all the time that we are never done learning and exploring the world.