When Bill and I would go into meetings,
like say with a prime minister or a president of a country,
all the attention would be focused on Bill.
And I think it is both because he’s very smart,
it’s both because he was
well-known from what he did at Microsoft for good reason.
And that wasn’t always easy for me at first.
But what we learned to do was to be intentional
about how we handled it.
And so I would just let a little time go by
in those meetings,
let a little of the initial curiosity or energy go by,
and then eventually I would speak up.
And Bill learned to make room for me to speak up.
And then once I spoke up, it was kinda funny,
they went,”Whoa, she has a lot of credibility.
She knows what she’s talking about.”
And Bill actually thought, he was really humorous about it.
He thought it was very funny.
他说 “嗯 他们怎么不认为
He goes,”Well, why wouldn’t they think
I married somebody smart?
Of course I married somebody smart.”
We also had a lot of laughter and fun with it.
Afterwards when we saw a really extreme case of it
we would go home and laugh about it.
Because of the work
that we do together day in and day out,
it brings a heightenedintimacy quite frankly.
To hear the story of somebody dying
一起或分别听到 嗯 这直击内心
either together or separately,right, it tugs at your heart.
And then you think who do I want to share that with?
I want to share it with my spouse.
This is a sculpture that Bill’s parents gave us.
And what we love about it so much is
that it’s these two birds who are looking forward together.
And what it reminds us is these two birds,
who presumably are mates,
have a shared view out into the world.
And to me, it reminds me
that Bill and I have a shared vision.