Nuts Night

Mandatory culinary picture of the main course, per our in-house chef & ETA, Nathan: With fellow event participants (please excuse the poor picture quality on my phone!) At the end, Nathan took a very poignant symbolic picture of the German and U.S. ambassador to Belgium (Ms. Denise Bauer) dancing to the live band’s rendition of “What a Wonderful World.” As writer (& lucky for us, also our tour guide!) Derek Blyth said to us the first day we arrived in Brussels’ Grand Place for the orientation, there is a historically rare length of peace here in Europe; the beauty of the gala highlights how far we have come and a reminder of the price paid for all of us to be able to be present together. Thanks so much to Ms. Esther Miller & Mr. Etienne Kervyn for your generous donations for the tickets to Nathan and myself! Wish we could’ve gotten the chance to meet you and thank you in person. We had a fantastic time! – Lin Shi]]>