(simplified explanation) 24â€ x 30â€ acrylic and feathers on canvas-board 2009 â€œA Bird may love a Fish, Signore, but where would they learn to live?â€ â€“ Ever After This piece illustrates the delightfully painful frustrations of a long-distance romance. I went on a trip to Egypt. I ran away to this foreign place to escape the heartache of a breakup from another man.There, I fell in love with my tour-guide, Sherif, and he just as passionately with me. Just like in the clichÃ©d romance novels, within a week he whipped me off my feet. I have never felt such a calm, exciting, romantic, innocent, scandalous, adventure of the hearts as I have with Sherif. I feel so free and open around him. Yet he lives in Egypt, and I live in California: coming from vastly different cultures and family expectations and possible futures. We talk at a minimum of once a day, and email often, but long-term, finding a place where we can blend both our lives is remote. Hence the title of this piece, â€œSecond Star To The Right,â€ â€“ and straight on â€˜til morning, where Never-Never-Land exists in a perfect world of youthful dreams. Bittersweet irony.