When I lived in Vancouver in the 80's my friend Neil would sometimes talk about the artist Gathie Falk. A couple of times, out on evening walks, we would walk by her house and stand there looking at it for a while. I knew very little about her, except that she was a painter that Neil admired and that somehow I needed to be more like her... that she was living the life that I was supposed to be living, too. I have yet to get exactly there, but I don't let that torture me so much any more. Gathie Falk, I salute you.
Here is a short video about Gathie from a series called "A Window Looking In" - interesting name, considering how Neil and I stood outside her house all those years ago: http://vimeo.com/22104366
And more links for Gathie: