While I was in Seattle, my cousins took me to see the Picasso exhibit at the Seattle Arts Center. It was the first time I had ever seen a master's work in person. I was in awe. There were so many paintings, drawings, sculpture, and photos on display that we wondered what was left back in Spain. The works were presented chronologically and it gave an insight into his life and his genius. I was particularly drawn to a small painting of two women running joyfully on a beach. One is looking skyward and the other is looking to the horizon. For me it symbolized the endless possibilities for joy. The women are robust (which, of course, I loved) and full of life. They obviously know and love each other. Best friends on the beach.