Ehsan and Maryam were supposed to have taken a trip to Canada this week. Ehsan started a new job a few weeks ago and at the last minute they had to cancel their trip. They called me to say that they will come to dinner at my house on Saturday. It's always a good time when I see the two of them. Ehsan was relieved to be able to spend time with one of his closest friends who was visiting the Bay Area this past week. Ehsan and his friend attended Tehran University together as undergraduates, and then they both went on to Texas for their graduate work. He and Maryam decided to bring their friend to my house last night. They told him that they were invited to a good friend's house and that they were sure he would be welcome there. When they told him the name of the hostess (that would be me!), he told them that he knew who I was! The guest was no other than my reader from Texas, Ahmad. Isn't it amazing?! Isn't it a small world? I got to meet the intelligent, sweet and sensitive Ahmad of Texas last night. Amazing! Photo shows His Majesty, Ehsan, and Ahmad.