At this point in my life At the age of 77,being creative, I am still designing, painting and even writing. I finished my first novel, a gay love story, of hope, understanding and filled with color. I have been creating for almost 65 years and created some 5000 drawings, paintings, designs for fabrics, furniture, lighting, homes, museums. It is very important to leave a legacy so that whoever might see my works in the future will know that I gave beauty, happiness and color to an often drab landscape. I have never truly found the love that I needed to fulfill my life. I hope for all others to search for it and not have regrets. Take the chances and never stop creating memories. They will sustain you. I plan on at least 23 more years to keep searching, discovering, creating and be the best loving person I can.