"This last, most recent time that I saw the painting, I was deeply moved. It was a much more emotional experience to view us caught in this fragment of time because it is, of course, irrevocably gone. Recalling the person Reiko is now and seeing that part of her personality that is still her, and yet so changed in other ways, I realized how much Larry and I have also changed as individuals. Our family dynamic has changed—for the better because we each must grow in our own ways—but I still look at that painting and yearn, just a little, for that earlier time."