Life is full of mysteries.
Consider career choices.
Whitney Terrell of Kansas City comes from a family of painters: His great-grandfather was a professional artist. His insurance-executive grandfather painted throughout his life and had pictures "all over the city." Terrell's uncle was an artist, and one of his sisters is a painter who works in advertising.
It might have been predicted, then, that if Whitney Terrell felt an urge to make art, he too would be a painter.