“This was taken in Beijing in the late 80s. I was with my grandfather, who helped raise me along with my grandmother when I was little. It reminds me of my grandfather’s love and care and his amazing sense of humor. China was a very different place in those days, and it was wonderful to understand the China then by living there. Now I’m working for the UN in Rome, so I guess the photo had a lot to do with how I turned out!” —Alice C.