Visitors walk through the recently inaugurated sculpture, “Tiger & Turtle - Magic Mountain,” by German artists Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth. The sculpture, in Duisburg, is 59 feet tall and alludes to the form of a roller coaster.

“The roller coaster stands for acceleration and [the] high speed of a tiger, but the visitor has to explore it step by step like a turtle,” says Genth.

(Photo by Bernd Thissen/AFP/Getty Images.)


It wasn’t as late as they had expected to be out, but the house was still silent upon entering. The TV was on standby, signaling they had watched a movie sometime earlier, which made Gen chuckle to herself. If there was one thing she knew about her kids, it was that they all loved movies, especially Disney movies. She would put her money on them watching either Frozen, or Big Hero Six tonight, two of their favorites.

As they came further into the room, a sleeping, and snoring, figure on the couch caught the attention of the two moms. Gen and Ianthe shared a look, wondering if they should wake him up or let him sleep. As Gen locked the door for the night, and put away her keys on the desk, Ianthe went over to her father, kissing him lovingly on the forehead. His snores drifted off, as his eyes opened in alarm, but softened once he saw his daughter above him.

Did I fall asleep?” He yawned, stretching his arms over his head as Ianthe giggled.

Just a bit. Rough night?” Abel shook his head, scooting over to let his girl sit down beside him, Gen then coming back over to sit on the arm of the couch next to her wife.

Not at all. They were little angels. It was really nice to see them all. They’ve gotten so big since the last time I saw them.

I know right,” Gen joined in. “They’re all growing like weeds. Speaking of, where are they?” Abel rubbed the sleep out of his eyes, and yawned once more before turning to his daughter-in-law.

Upstairs asleep. It was an early night for all of them. I think the excitement of the day wore them out.” Gen and Ianthe shared a smile, happy that their babies were upstairs dreaming sweetly. That would mean they could continue their date once they headed upstairs. “How your evening? You took good care of my princess I assume?” He joked, nudging Ianthe in the shoulder.

Laughing Gen retorted with, “Always do, Abe. Between you and me, I don’t think it’s her you have to worry about here.

I don’t mean to interrupt this interesting conversation, but I think we have a little eavesdropper among us.