is a characteristic that keeps us fresh and new. It keeps the doldrums away, for the most part. It helps up to solve new problems in a new way. It prompts us to reuse, deconstruct and reconstruct. I believe that it is a key ingredient for happiness. When we first started visiting Charlottesville, Virginia a few years back we wandered into a spacious gallery called Sage Moon. Great ambiance. Several rooms. Artwork by professionals and school children alike. A cultural mecca. Owner Morgan MacKenzie-Perkins, a dynamo to be certain, had to close this gallery due to the economy's downturn. She picked up the pieces and found a new way to operate. The works she features are shown in various local locations, including Siips Wine Bar. Although she regrets this turn of events, she has certainly made the most of a bad situation. Thanks to Morgan, many artists are still being shown in this wonderfully cultural community.