First and foremost let me introduce my painting partner in crime, my niece. I love being around children because, among other things, they remind us of what it is to unconditionally love ... self, others, and life to name a few. Unfortunately, as they grow older they pick up on lessons teaching a life based on conditions. We forget that we ultimately govern how we feel and it's our decisions and ways of thinking that put us in the moments we experience. Holding other people, situations, and things responsible for how we feel is a cop out for not taking responsibility of your feelings. I could go deeper, but I'll just stop here.