my daughter's drawing reflects her outlook in life - sunny, colorful, untainted by life's miseries and pains. maybe the mountains behind the house act as a shield. maybe that could be me. i'd like to think it is me. my outlook right now however looks more like the window of the house - dark though not locked up tight. i've seen and known enough to realize that not everyday is going to be a sunny day. but i'm a naturally optimistic and faithful person to just let the dark windows remain closed all the time. i owe my daughters - and myself - a sunny and colorful life.