Breathing seems like a simple act of air exchange done by our bodies without thought. But if we are to realize the moments that we need to breathe, we may see that we do not stop to take enough breaths in our day-to-day activities. When we stop to take a breath, we are in need of inner solitude. We are in need of pushing that pause button on life so we can grasp what is happening to and around us. By stopping to breathe, we give ourselves that moment to be at one with ourselves, and realize what really matters. If anything, by stopping to take a breath, we are coming to terms with the fact that we are still alive on this Earth, and this is such a blessing! This painting was created to honour the leatherback sea turtles that live in the world's oceans. These magnificent animals have graced the earth's waters long before the arrival of man, and they now find themselves on the endangered species list.