The Reader, 9 x 12" original Watercolor/Pastel, 2002 
I suppose this is me, Jaynee, with my strawberry-blonde hair, reading.  I have always read everything--cereal boxes, newspapers, books....  Lupus has robbed me of my ability to concentrate very well, and my getting older and more like myself has made me less willing to stretch into academic books any more, but reading is good, pretty much no matter what.  Books bring us hours of travel to distant lands or beauteous metaphors.  I'm into the distant lands, but I'm all for you if you can do the gorgeous poetry and philosophy.  More power to ya!