What now? My quandary resembled de Kooning’s Untitled XI —
one of his “20 new canvases”completed at 71 years old.
What is my passion?
My answers and inspiration come from going outside myself… the Art Institute of Chicago my muse.
I put on my walking shoes, jumped on the 151 bus and met a student from Taiwan, going there too.
I thought of Ryan in China, Brendan and Tori risking… growing, learning, experiencing new things.
Through a remodeling-maze I found the garden restaurant of Mc Kinlock Court open for the summer.
The staff and their generous spirit equal to the setting and beautiful food.
Starting with my excellent waiter Moshin Kahn. A pre-med student at RUSH.
His smile a delight as he brought the Seared Sea Scallop entree on a Cauliflower steak!
Did I say Delicious Seared Cauliflower Steak?
And then to answer my inquiry introduced Executive Chef Jason Gordon, who was stopping to speak to the patrons.
Chef Jason Gordon’s passion is contagious… so contagious I made my first You Tube video…
by ItalianHandful on You Tube.
And on the way home fill my questing spirit to overflowing
with the reflective cascades of award winning
AQUA TOWER designed Chicago Architect by Jeanne Gang.
“I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.”