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Ian Octavio Arreula-Lee with his Kindle and Kato the cat on the living room couch. February 8, 2014 12:44 AM. Ian is my friend Renee Lee's 21 year old son. Renee and I went to college together at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. I have always been a fan of Renee's painting. She was a year ahead of me in college. A crazy coincidental thing happened with Ian when I was here on day two. He was looking at the drawings in this book and when he came to the one with Anki Sleeping and Me In The Mirror with the Octavio Paz Book of Poems - he said, "Oh wow! My mom loves Octavio Paz. She even named me after him. My middle name is Octavio." I - of course - didn't know that! And I did that drawing only about a week before I came to Chicago. The coincidence feels profoundly meaningful. As though the universe is showing me a sign that I am exactly where I am supposed to be. JohnMitchell©2013