Sometimes there is a clear path we march along, our heads held high, our goal in sight. But more often we are led down the abstract way where the twists and turns are so jagged that we can't see our way forward. We keep moving along because we have no choice…that is what life asks of us.

As we take each step our journey is fueled by the hope that the answers we seek are up ahead…just around the bend of the abstract way.

Chapter 45-The Cindy Sherman Shoot

Finally we go over to an area of her loft where an antique water cooler is perched against a beige wall. A vintage linoleum floor has been laid over her hardwoods, and there is an actual 1950's calendar hanging on the wall. She carefully explains to me what she is looking for as we do a series of photos of two secretaries gossiping at the water cooler. She is really serious when she is working, but during our breaks we tease each other about whose skirt is tighter and who is more likely to be doing the boss.