I was studying and doing some writing at a coffee shop in D.C. when a guy came up to my table, placed this note next to me, and walked away. I watched him leave with an inquisitive smile, and then, not speaking French, typed the note into Google translate: A beautiful face is an indication of good thoughts inside. I was so smitten by such a beautiful gesture of words. Their arrival aptly coincided with my own contemplation of how to express my thoughts so that people will take them seriously. I looked at the note many times on the metro ride home, and each glance brought a smile. What a lovely project. What a lovely person.