Reading the front page of the New York Times today, I read of Louise Bourgeois' passing. She lived a full life. May I be so lucky to see my 98th birthday and accomplish half. I am grateful to have seen her work a couple of years back at the Guggenheim. Her stunning provocative art that won her shows at the Whitney, teaching positions at the finest schools in the country, an honorary doctorate from one of my alma maters no less, and a national medal of arts given to her by Bill Clinton are on the very short list of some of her accomplishments for her brave and intrepid work - ironicly much of it based on pain and fear. So grateful am I for her contributions to the world of art.