Imagine you’re in an Ottawa hotel suite with a former prime minister of Canada and a former president of the United States. Secret Service members watch the door and a photographer is getting ready to take some shots. Imagine that.
But then imagine the door opens and in walks Aline Chretien, looking as beautiful and elegant as always.
And then imagine that the former president, Bill Clinton, rises to greet her like one would an old friend. And there’s genuine affection and respect in his voice.
Imagine that the former prime minister, Jean Chretien, also rises to greet his wife. And there’s love and actual reverence shining on his face, and in what he says to her. She smiles and it’s such a beautiful smile.