On my bedroom bureau is a small statuette of Christ the Redeemer, the 98 foot statue in Rio de Janeiro Harbor that has been called one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. This small version of Christ the Redeemer was a gift from my son, Fred, which he picked up in Argentina, where a smaller version of the Rio statue stands in the mountains.
The original statue, which has an armspan of ninety-two feet, was designed by the Polish-French sculptor Paul Landowski, with Romanian sculptor Gheorghe Leonida forming the face. The money was donated by Brazilians.
The statuette is a consolation that my son, despite his travels, has not lost the way.