There is something powerful about this picture. It is a piece of art inspired by the work of one of my favorite authors (any guesses?) and I just love the strong sense of purpose in this young girls face. She has had a hard life, full of uncertainty, but now she has carved her place in the world and is comfortable with the path she has established. There are adventures in her future, but she will meet them head on, from a position of strength and purpose - mentally if nothing else.
Actually, I'm quite jealous of this girl, when it comes to it.