New friends Jenny Moroney, daughter of Jim and Barbara, student in Florence; and Travis Breier, son of Mark and Ronda, student in Amsterdam finding themselves in Rome, at our apartment, on the same weekend, with the stars aligning for views of the Vatican and a mystery statue on the way to the Spanish Steps. Unbeknownst to Jenny and Travis, and maybe to their parents, Mark, Jim, and I had dinner together in 2000 when Mark and I were at and Jim was running digital operations for A.H. Belo. The universe contracts as time expands.