As I move closer to celebrating my 49th revolution around the sun I have been studying and listening more in an effort to move toward (or at least get next to sometimes) wisdom.  I recently had the great good fortune of "Walking in Georgia O'Keefe's Footsteps" where she painted at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico.  My youngest son and I were both so inspired by the scenery and the O'Keefe sensibility.  What a life.  My heart is often centered and calmed by remembering what she said regarding her own work.  "I have already settled it for myself, so flattery and criticism go down the same drain, and I am quite free."  Aaaah - wise woman.  Thank you Ms. O'Keefe.