My Dear Shake, Your dear Thomas owes so much to you, both personally and professionally. In addition to making sure that I would be the best catalog(u)er I could be, you taught me how to live life large and dramatically (and loud), but with consideration and kindness for others. You were always interested in all of my life and were always so present when we were together. Although tears were sometimes a part of our visits together, I will remember most our shared laughter, and the shared lunches, dinners, tea times, movies and conversation. Although I will miss you so much, I will think of you reunited with your beloved Shoushan, mother and father; and, for me, thunder in the sky will remind me that my dear Shake is getting out of control (in a good way)! Love, your Thomas.