Li-lan belongs in the same way as I do to that increasing number of the not exactly belonging people. I understood her sense of isolation and escape to Europe soon after I met her in early 1960.  Since then it has always been a pleasure to see her in Tokyo or New York where she traces the steps I know so well. How fortunate are those of us who have gained the constancy of art to guide and welcome us.  Li-lan has found that blank page of our school notebook, which we may all claim as our own. Upon it we can write our thoughts freely, beyond race and without prejudice. • Isamu Noguchi