["Inner Quiet" 24x24, available] When I was in college, my roommate, Olivia, and I got invited by some guys to listen to their band. We went, but the concert was in a tiny house. The small space plus their multiple amps meant that even as cute as we thought they were, our eardrums couldn't take it for very long. We went outside, found a place to sit and appreciated the inky blue sky and brilliant stars instead. Olivia said, "The older I get, the more I appreciate the quiet." They were such wise words and struck something I didn't even realize I felt. My soul has only agreed more as time goes on. There are times now when the world or facebook or people's opinions or anger get too noisy for me and I pull back into that quiet space inside of me where I feel peace. Let them be loud. Let them shout out until their face is flush. My solace is my fortress and I can't hear their noise in here.