Reggae tickles a funny bone. Steel drums start and bad vibes have to excuse themselves and leave the room. I remember sitting with a good friend. He listened to one of my tales of worry. He hadn’t interrupted or given advice; and then a Bob Marley song came on the radio. My friend raised one finger, and then said, “Here is your mantra, Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” This happened 33 years ago. To this day, reggae music and especially Mr. Marley touch a happy place in my heart – inspiring the final title of this 2011 painting.